Merkara in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Merkare

Precedessor
Merkheperra

Successor
Mentuhotep V

Reign of Merkara

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Mer ka Ra
mr-kꜢ-rꜤ
The beloved one of the ka of Ra
ra-U7:.-kA-Z1
Turin King List 8.18
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 47:T
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VII:23

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 48
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 100–101
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 70
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 213
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