Also known as: Raneb, Kakau
Dynasty II

The Horus name of Nebra can also be read as Raneb, but the preferred reading is Nebra, as this implies that the king rules over the sun as a celestial body. Reading it as Raneb assumes that Ra was already worshipped as a god, which does not seem to have happened until the third dynasty.
The New Kingdom throne name is of Nebra is Kakau, whose origin is a mystery.

Reign of Nebra
AE Chronologyc. 2700
von Beckerath2800–2785
Turin Canon95 (years?)
Manetho (Africanus)39 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Nebra: Neb Ra
Neb Ra
 Lord of the sun of Horus
Emery, Archaic Egypt, p.93, fig. 56
Winkler, Rock-drawings of Southern Upper Egypt, I, plate 11 (4)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 2:H2


Throne name
Throne name of Nebra: Kakau*
 Bull of bulls
Abydos king list 10
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 2:1


The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus ii, 2 Καιεχως Kaiekhos Kaiechos 39 years
Eusebius ii, 2 Χωος Khoös Choos
Eratosthenes 7 Στοιχος Stoikhos Stoechus 6 years


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 42–43
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 246–247
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 38
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 28



With 2336 hieroglyphic names of the pharaohs
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