Neferkasokar in hieroglyphs

The ninth pharaoh of the Second Dynasty,

Another elusive pharaoh, Neferkasokar, is thought to only have ruled in Lower Egypt during a time of unstability. He is mentioned in the New Kingdom lists, appearing in the Saqqara, and Turin king lists, but is absent from the Abydos king list. No contemporary artefacts with the name has been found.

Precedessor
Sneferka

Successor
Hudjefa I

Reign of Neferkasokar
v. Beckerath2719–2711
Malek2682–2674
Turin King List8y 3m.
Manetho (Africanus)26 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne names

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 Sokar*
nfr-kꜢ-skr
The perfect one of the ka of Sokar
z:k:r-nfr-kA
Saqqara Canon no. 50

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, 7:E1
Throne name variant
Nefer ka Sokar*
nfr-kꜢ-skr
The perfect one of the Ka of Sokar
nfr-kA-Z1-z:k:r-Z5-G7
Turin King List 4.1
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, 7:E2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) III:1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 7 Nεφερχερης Nephercheris 26 years

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 27
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 44–45
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 30
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 270–271
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