Also known as: Nynetjer, Banetjer
Dynasty II

The Horus name of Ninetjer is one of the best attested of the second dynasty. According to Africanus, Manetho gave him the name Binothris, while Eusebius claim it was Biophis; both surely comes from the similar names of the New Kingdom, Banetjer and Banetjeru. The beginning of the name on the Turin papyrus is lost, but it ends with netjeren, so that too might have contained almost the same form of the name.

Reign of Ninetjer
AE Chronology2700–2660
von Beckerath2785–2742
Turin Canon70 (years?)
Manetho (Africanus)47 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ninetjer: Ni netjer
Ni netjer
 Godlike one of Horus
Palermo Stone, Recto line 4
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 3:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Ninetjer: Ni netjer
Ni netjer
 Godlike one of the Two Ladies
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate VIII (13)
Kaplony, Inschriften der ägyptischen Frühzeit, III, 149 (862)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 1:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Ninetjer: Ren nebu
Ren nebu
 Name of gold / Golden offspring
Palermo Stone Recto line 4
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 3:G2
Throne name
Throne name of Ninetjer: Ba netjer*
Ba netjer*
Abydos king list 11
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 42-43, 3:1


The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus ii, 3 Βίνωθρις Binothris Binothris 47 years
Eusebius ii, 3 Βίοφις Biophis Biophis


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), 281–284
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 20, 38–39
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 28



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