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  • Neferirkare Rule:5th Dynasty: 2446-2438 BC
    Predecessor:Brother Sahure
    Father:Userkaf
    Mother:Khentkawes 1
    Nomen:Birth name: Kakai: Ra has appeared
    Praenomen:Throne name: Neferirkare: Beautiful is the soul Ra
    Consorts:Khentkawes 2
    Capital City:Memphis
    Reign:- He is the first king to use both a Praenomen and Nomen in a cartouche
    - Papyrus found in his pyramid were written in the earliest known use of the hieratic script, a very important contribution to the study of Egyptology..
    His archives reveals a very professional and organized administration.
    - A decree from his reign, exempting some privileged temple personnel from paying compulsory taxes, shows that taxation was imposed on everybody as a general rule.
    A decree from his reign, exempting some privileged temple personnel from paying compulsory taxes, shows that taxation was imposed on everybody as a general rule.
    - Other records from Neferirkare's reign describe him as a kind and gentle ruler.
    - He completed the Sun temple built by his father Userkaf
    Burial:
    - His pyramid at Abusir was initially designed as a 6-step pyramid 52m high, but later it was extended using masonry, to the form of a typical pyramid and it reached a height of 72m.
    - His pyramid complex, including his valley temple and causeway, were incorporated into the Sun temple of his son Niuserre
    Successor:Son Shepseskare out of Khentkawes 2
    Wikipedia:Neferirkare Kakai
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    Photos: Neferirkare Pyramid