Necho II

Also known as: Nekao II Dynasty XXVI


Reign of Necho II
610–595
Manetho (Africanus)6 years
Manetho (Eusebius)3 years
Manetho (Jerome)6 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Necho II: Sia ib
Sia ib
siꜢ-ib
Perceptive-minded
S32:ib
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Necho II: Maa kheru
Maa kheru
mꜢꜤ-ḫrw
True of voice
Aa11v-P8
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:N1
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Necho II: Maa kheru
Maa kheru
mꜢꜤ-ḫrw
True of voice
Aa11:P8h\
Revue de Louvre 21 (1970), 98
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:N2
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Necho II: Mery netjeru
Mery netjeru
mry-nṯrw
Beloved of the gods
nTrw-mr
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:G1
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Necho II: Mery netjeru
Mery netjeru
mry-nṯrw
Beloved of the gods
U7:r-nTrw
Revue de Louvre 21 (1970), 98
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:G2
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Necho II: Mery netjeru
Mery netjeru
mry-nṯrw
Beloved of the gods
N36-nTrw
Mariette, Monument divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 48 c
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:G3
Throne name
Throne name of Necho II: Wehem ib Ra
Wehem ib Ra
wḥm-ib-rꜤ
Who has renewed the will of Ra
ra-F25-ib
Passim
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Necho II: Wehem ib Ra
Wehem ib Ra
wḥm-ib-rꜤ
Who has renewed the will of Ra
ra-F25-m-ib
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Necho II: Ni kau
Ni kau
n(y) kꜢw
Who belongs to the kas
n:E1-w
Chassinat, Textes provenant du Sérapéum de Memphis, RecTrav 22 (1900): 21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Necho II: Ni kau
Ni kau
n(y) kꜢw
Who belongs to the kas
zA&ra-n:E1-w
Jar sealing (British Museum EA23793)
Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian scarabs, etc. in the British Museum (1913), 291 (No. 2783)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Necho II: Ni kau
Ni kau
n(y) kꜢw
Who belongs to the kas
n:kA-w
Revue de Louvre 21 (1970), 98
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:E3
Birth name variant
Birth name of Necho II: Ni kau
Ni kau
n(y) kꜢw
Who belongs to the kas
n:q-w
Granite weight (Cairo Museum CG 31604, JE 29549)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 214-215, 2:E4

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvi, 5 Νεχαω Nechao Nechao II 6 years
Eusebius xxvi, 6 Νεχαω Nekhao Nechao II 3 years
Jerome Nechao II also called Nechepsos 6 years
Herodotus 158.1 Νεκως Necos Necos

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 216–217
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 86–92
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 165

 

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The Royal titulary

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

Horus
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
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.

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

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

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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