Name: Niuserre (Izi) (Isetibtowy Neuserre) of Neferirkare of Userkaf
Surname: Neferirkare of Userkaf
Given Name: Niuserre (Izi) (Isetibtowy Neuserre) of
Birth: ABT 2400 BC in Egypt
Death: 2392 BC
Reign from 2416 BC to 2392
Change Date: 10 Feb 2006 at 00:00:00
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Father: Neferirkare (Kakai) (Userkhau) of Userkaf of Bakare b: ABT 2450 BC in Egypt
Mother: Khentkaus II (wife of Neferirkare) b: in Egypt
Reputneb (wife of Niuserre) b: ABT 2375 BC in Egypt
- Remkuy of Niuserre of Neferirkare b: ABT 2375 BC in Egypt
- Menkauhor (Menkauhor Akauhor) of Niuserre of Neferirkare b: ABT 2375 BC in Egypt
- Associates of Pharaoh Niuserre of Neferirkare foster b: ABT 2400 BC in Egypt
- AKA Pharaoh (Niuserre) Izi of Neferirkare foster b: ABT 2400 BC in Egypt
Khentikus (wife of Niuserre) b: in Egypt
Nubi (wife of Niuserre) b: ABT 2400 BC in Egypt
- Title: Encyclopedia of the Rulers of Egypt
Author: Egypt State Information Service
Izi (Niuserre) was the sixth king of the Dyn. V. He ruled Ancient Egypt from 2416 till 23 92 BC, and is famous for both his solar temple at Abu Gorab and his pyramid at Abu Sir. The r eliefs in the burial chamber of his pyramid describe his military campaigns against Libyan ri vals in the Western Desert and against the Asiatics in Sinai.
He left an inscription at Wadi Maghara which served as a guide to the mineral mines of th e region. His two wives, Reputneb and Khentikus, were buried near him at Abu Sir.
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Niuserre was the second son of Neferirkare and Khentkaus II to have ascended to the throne. H e was married to a woman named Reput-Nebu, of whom a statue was discovered in the valley-temp le connected to his and Neferirkare's pyramid complex. It is not known whether he had any chi ldren (that out-lived him).
The Turin King-list is somewhat damaged at the point where Niuserre's name is mentioned, an d only allows us to state that he ruled for more than 10 years. The 44 years credited to hi m by Manetho is considered unreliable. The representation of a Sed-festival found in his sola r-temple may indicate that he ruled at least for 30 years.
An inscription found in the Sinai shown Niuserre triumphant over his enemies. It is debatabl e whether this inscription refers to an actual victory of Niuserre, or whether it was merel y symbolic. It does, however, show that Niuserre was active in the Sinai.
He built a solar-temple, named Shesepu-ib-re, in Abu Gurab, a kilometre or more to the Nort h of Abusir. Not only is this the biggest and most complete solar-temple, it is also the onl y one that was constructed completely of stone. The many finely carved reliefs that remain sh ow the king during a Sed-festival and the world as created by the solar god, with representat ions of the seasons and the provinces of Egypt. With the reign of Niuserre, the solar-cult ap pears to have come to its summit.
The pyramid-complex of Niuserre is located at Abusir, between the pyramids of Sahure and Nefe rirkare. In stead of building his own valley temple, he had his pyramid complex connected t o the valley temple of Neferirkare.