The cartouche of Netjerkare on the Abydos King List.
|Reign||Unknown (Sixth or Seventh or Eighth Dynasty?)|
|Predecessor||Neferkara I? or Nitocris? or Merenre Nemtyemsaf II?|
Netjerkare may have been a king during the First Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt. His existence is only clearly attested on the Abydos King List, where he occupies the 40th registry, as the successor to Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, skipping over the female king Nitocris. Possibly Nitocris was removed from the list, since neither Sobeknefru or Hatshepsut are on it either, however another possibility which is growing in popularity is that Nitocris never existed, and her name in hieroglyphics, Nitekreti, is a corrupted version of Netjerkare. This is suggested because it appears that Nitekreti was part of the praenomen of a male king named Siptah on the Turin Canon, who Netjerkare probably is.
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