Merenre II

Merenre II ("beloved of Re") ruled Ancient Egypt duirng the sixth dynasty of the Old Kingdom. He was a son of Pepi II and queen Neith (daughter of Pepi I and Ankenesmerire I). The Turin Canon credits him with a little over a year on the throne, and Manetho agrees. According to Herodotus, Poor Merenre was murdered, forcing his queen, Nitocris, to take revenge before committing suicide.

The only document dated to his reign is a decree protecting the cult of queens Ankhesenmerire and Neith, from pyramid complex of Neith in Southern Saqqara.


Nomen nmty m sA=f (Nemtiemsaf) - Nemty Is His Protection
Nomen and Prenomen mryn ra DfA m sAf (Merenre Djefaemsaf) - Beloved of Re, Djefa is his protection (Abydos kings list)
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