Also known as: Nebkare Dynasty III

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
Not available or unknown


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Nebkara: Neb ka Ra
Neb ka Ra
Saqqara king list 45
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 48-49, 5:E2 "Mesochris"


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 48–49
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 53–54
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 34


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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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