Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt
The Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt (notated Dynasty XVII, alternatively 17th Dynasty or Dynasty 17) is classified as the third dynasty of the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt. The 17th Dynasty dates approximately from 1580 to 1550 BC. Its mainly Theban rulers are contemporary with the Hyksos of the Fifteenth Dynasty and succeed the Sixteenth Dynasty, which was also based in Thebes.
|ca. 1580 BC–ca. 1550 BC|
|Common languages||Egyptian language|
|Religion||ancient Egyptian religion|
|Historical era||Bronze Age|
|ca. 1580 BC|
|ca. 1550 BC|
|Dynasties of Ancient Egypt|
All years are BC
See also: List of Pharaohs by Period and Dynasty
In March 2012, French archeologists examining a limestone door in the Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak discovered hieroglyphs with the name Senakhtenre, the first evidence of this king dating to his lifetime.
The last two kings of the dynasty opposed the Hyksos rule over Egypt and initiated a war that would rid Egypt of the Hyksos kings and began a period of unified rule, the New Kingdom of Egypt.
Pharaohs of the 17th Dynasty
|Pharaoh||Image||Throne Name / Prenomen||Reign||Burial||Consort(s)||Comments|
|Rahotep||Sekhemre-wahkhaw||c. 1585 BC|
|Sobekemsaf I||Sekhemre-wadjkhaw||7 years||Nubemhat|
|Sobekemsaf II||Sekhemre-shedtawy||Robbed during the reign of Ramesses IX||Nubkhaes|
|Intef V||Sekhemre-wepmaat||Dra' Abu el-Naga'?|
|Intef VI||Nubkheperre||Dra' Abu el-Naga'||Sobekemsaf|
|Tao||Seqenenre||c. 1560 (4 years)||Ahmose Inhapy
|Died in battle against the Hyskos|
|Kamose||Wadjkheperre||1555 to 1550 BC (5 years)||Ahhotep II?|
Finally, king Nebmaatre may have been a ruler of the early 17th Dynasty.
- Shaw, Ian, ed. (2000). The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press. p. 481. ISBN 0-19-815034-2.
- "A Pharaoh of the Seventeenth dynasty identified at Karnak". CFEETK – Centre Franco-Égyptien d'Étude des Temples de Karnak. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11.
- K. S. B. Ryholt, Adam Bülow-Jacobse, The political situation in Egypt during the second intermediate period, c. 1800-1550 B.C., pp 168, 170, 171, 179, 204, 400
| Dynasty of Egypt
1585 − 1550 BC