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Preceded by:
Nekauba
Pharaoh of Egypt
Proto-26th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Psamtik I
Nekau I
Greek: Νεχώς
Romanized: Necho
Reign
672–664 BC (8 years)
Praenomen
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Menkheperre
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Nekau
Legacy
Father Tefnakhte II
Consort(s) Istemabet
Issue Psamtik I, Takheredentaihetweret,
Meresamun
Died 664 BC
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Nekau.

Menkheperre Nekau I (transliteration: n-kꜢw), Hellenized as Necho I (Koine Greek: Νεχώς), is an ancient Egyptian local Pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He ruled over the western Nile Delta in Lower Egypt from Sais as a contemporary of the Nubian ruler Taharqa of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Nekau I is the first securely attested local Saite king of the 26th Dynasty who reigned for 8 years (672–664 BCE) according to Manetho's Aegyptiaca. Egypt was reunified by his son Psamtik I.

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Predecessor:
Nekauba
Pharaoh of Egypt
Proto-26th Dynasty
Successor:
Psamtik I
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