Nikara

Also known as: Nikare Dynasty VIII

Nikara is found on the Abydos king list number 48, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.

Reign of Nikara
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name variant
Throne name of Nikara: Ni ka Ra*
Ni ka Ra*
ni-kꜢ-rꜤ
Who belongs to the Ka of Ra
ra:n-kA
Abydos king list 48
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 66-67, 9:T

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 66–67
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 280–281
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 187
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 46

 

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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.

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

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