Neferkara Khendu in hieroglyphs

The sixth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkare Khendu

Neferkara Khendu is found on the Abydos king list number 45, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.

Djedkara Shemai


Reign of Neferkara Khendu

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
Nefer ka Ra Khendu*
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ ḫndw
The perfect one of the ka of Ra, the wanderer
Abydos Canon no. 45

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 6:T+E


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  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 45
  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 266–267
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