Necho I in hieroglyphs

The first pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, a.k.a. Nekao I

Precedessor
Tenutamen

Successor
Psamtik I

Reign of Necho I
Shaw672–664
Manetho (Eusebius)8 years

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
Men kheper Ra
mn-ḫpr-rꜤ
The established one of the manifestation of Ra
ra:mn-xpr
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, LIV, (25.5.1)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 212-213, f:T

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Nekau
nkꜢw
Who belongs to the kas
n:kA-w
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, LIV, (25.5.1)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 212-213, f:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Eusebius xxvi, 4 Νεχαω Nechao 8 years
Herodotus 152.1 Νεκων Necon

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 212–213
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