Necho I

Also known as: Nekao I Dynasty XXVI

Reign of Necho I
Manetho (Eusebius)8 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Necho I: Men kheper Ra
Men kheper Ra
The established one of the manifestation of Ra
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, LIV, (25.5.1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 212-213, f:T
Birth name
Birth name of Necho I: Nekau
Who belongs to the kas
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, LIV, (25.5.1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 212-213, f:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Eusebius xxvi, 4 Νεχαω Nekhao Nechao 8 years
Herodotus 152.1 Νεκων Necon Necon


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 212–213


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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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