Neferkara Tereru in hieroglyphs

The tenth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkare Tereru

Neferkara Tereru is found on the Abydos king list number 49, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.



Reign of Neferkara Tereru

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne + Birth name

Combination of Throne- and Birth-name cartouches
probably only used for a special occasion.

Throne + Birth name
Nefer ka Ra Tereru*
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ tr-r-rw
The perfect one of the ka of Ra, the respected one?


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  • Beckerath, J., 1999. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49: 68–69
  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 46
  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 269–270
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