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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.[1] 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.[2] 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. Neferirkare Kakai was Pharaoh of Egypt during the Fifth dynasty. ... The First Intermediate Period is the name conventionally given by Egyptologists to that period in Ancient Egyptian history between the end of the Old Kingdom and the advent of the Middle Kingdom. ... The Abydos King List, also called the Abydos Table is a list of the names of 76 kings of Ancient Egypt, found on the walls of the Osireion. ... The Turin King List also known as the Turin Royal Canon, is a unique papyrus, written in hieratic, currently in the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) at Turin, to which it owes its modern name. ...


  1. ^ J. von Beckerath, The Date of the End of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, JNES 21 (1962), p.143
  2. ^ Von Beckerath, op. cit., p.143


  • VIIth Dynasty 2175 - 2165, Accessed November 9, 2006.
  • Abydos King List, Accessed November 9, 2006.
Preceded by
Pharaoh of Egypt
Eighth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Meribre Khety I or an unknown king

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Neferirkare Kakai was the third Pharaoh of Egypt during the Fifth dynasty.
The Pyramid of Neferirkare Kakai (burial place) of the king was initially designed as a 6-step pyramid 52m high, but later it was extended to the form of a typical pyramid and it reached a height of 72m.
Neferirkare was probably the brother of pharaoh Sahure and son of pharaoh Userkaf, the founder of the dynasty.
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Neferirkare was the second son of Khentkaus I to have ruled Egypt.
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