Also known as: Userkare, Woserkare
Dynasty VI

The name Userkara is found in the 35th cartouche of the Abydos King-list, between Teti and Pepi I. His name might have been present in column 5, row 2 of the Turin King-list, but unfortunately the first six kings of the dynasty are lost in lacuna.

He has been thought to have been an usurper, based on his supposedly short reign. However, his name appearing on the New Kigndom lists seem to indicate that his reign was considered legitime.

Reign of Userkara
von Beckerath2312–2310


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Userkara: User ka Ra
User ka Ra
 The strong one belonging to the ka of Ra
Abydos king list 35
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Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 145
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 42



With 2336 hieroglyphic names of the pharaohs
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