Nebkara in hieroglyphs

The sixth pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, a.k.a. Nebkare

The name Nebkara is only found on the Saqqara king list, and since cartouches was still not in use by this time, the name is likely a constructed name by later scribes. No archaeological records of a king Nebkara exist, so it is impossible to connect the name with a pharaoh.



Reign of Nebkara

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
Neb ka Ra
Saqqara Canon no. 45

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 48-49, 5:E2 "Mesochris"


  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 53–54
  • Beckerath, J., 1999. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49: 48–49
  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 34
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