Nynetjer Banetjer . ., Pharoah of Egypt
|Also Known As:||"Banetjier", "Banetjer", "Nynetjer"|
|Managed by:||Joseph Frederick Strausman|
About Nynetjer Banetjer . ., Pharoah of Egypt
Nynetjer or Ninetjer was the third king of the Second dynasty of Egypt. His name translates as "Godlike" in English. It's possible that Nynetjer was a son of Raneb.
Ninetjer is mentioned on the Palermo Stone and also from mud seals found in an underground gallery at Saqqara which may have been his tomb. There are numerous objects from his reign which is believed to have been fairly long and prosperous.
Toby Wilkinson's analysis of the Palermo Stone and Cairo Fragment One (CF1), concluded that Ninetjer had a reign of "40 complete or partial years." He further notes that Palermo Stone Register IV details years 6-21 of Ninetjer's reign while Cairo Fragment One records the final years of this king's reign.
The most important events recorded on the Palermo Stone are:
year x +2: Appearing of the king of Upper Egypt, stretching the cord for the house Hor-ren
year x +4: Appearing of the king of Upper Egypt, Appearing of the king of Lower Egypt, Running of the Apis bull
year x +8: First time of the Dua-Hor-pt (festival?); founding of Shem-Re; founding of Ha
year x +10: Appearing of the king of Lower Egypt, Second time of the running of the Apis bull.