Eighth Dynasty of Egypt


Pharaohs




Neferkare Pepiseneb

Neferkare Pepiseneb may have been an eighth dynasty king of ancient Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. His name is attested on the Abydos King List, and he is the first king since ntyiqrt (who may be either Nitocris or Netjerkare) to appear on the Turin King List, which gives him the epithet, Shery, or The Younger. It is because of this strange absence that some Egyptologists consider him the first king of the Eighth Dynasty, whereas the Turin Canon omitted the seventh, but this is speculation without hard evidence.




Neferkamin Anu

Neferkamin Anu may have been an eighth dynasty king of ancient Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. His name is attested on the Abydos King List, and also in the Turin Canon of Kings. Neferkamin's reign length is lost in a lacuna in the Turin King List.




Qakare Ibi

Qakare Ibi was an ancient Egyptian ruler of the 8th Dynasty. The name Qa-ka-Re means "strong is the soul of Re".

His existence was established by the discovery of his small pyramid in South Saqqara which also continues the late Old Kingdom tradition of listing pyramid texts in his tomb. His name is mentioned in both line 53 of the Abydos King List and by the Turin Canon. The Turin Canon assigns him a short reign lasting "2 years, 1 month and 1 day".

Qakare Ibi was buried in a small pyramid at Saqqara-South. It was the last pyramid built in Saqqara, located to the northeast of Shepseskaf's tomb and near the causeway of the pyramid of Pepi II.'




Neferkaure II

Neferkaure II was an eighth dynasty king of ancient Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. His name is attested on the Abydos King List, and also in the Turin Canon of Kings, which attributes him a rule of four years and two months. This is precisely as long as one of his earlier predecessor's dates, which may cast some doubt on its accuracy.




Neferkauhor

Neferkauhor was an eighth dynasty king of Ancient Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. His name is attested on the Abydos King List as the penultimate king of the Old Kingdom, but not on the Turin Canon where his name is lost in a lacuna - although his reign length is preserved here. Neferkauhor is by far the most well attested of all early First Intermediate Period kings, because he left behind the Koptos Decree stela which names Shemay as his Vizier in Upper Egypt. The German scholar Jurgen von Beckerath equates him with the second last 8th dynasty ruler given in the Old Kingdom who is assigned a brief reign length of 2 years, 1 month and 1 day.




Neferirkare

Neferirkare was an Eighth dynasty king of Ancient Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. His name is only clearly attested in the Abydos King List but it is assumed that the reign length figure for the last 8th dynasty king belongs to him in the Turin Canon. He is listed in line 56 of the Abydos King List as the last ruler of this dynasty prior to the collapse of the Old Kingdom. Neferirkare, assuming he was the last king of this dynasty, is given a reign length of one and-a-half years in the Turin Canon. He was possibly overthrown by the first king of the Ninth Dynasty, Meribre Khety I, of Herakleopolis, or by the onset of low Nile floods and mass famine and chaos which engulfed Egypt following the start of the First Intermediate Period.



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