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Dynasties of Ancient Egypt

The Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, Second Intermediate Period.


Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the Seventeenth Dynasty are as follows:

Seventeenth Dynasty
Name Dates
Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw Unknown
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy Unknown
Intef VI Sekhemrewepmaat Unknown
Intef VII Nebkheperre Unknown
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat Unknown
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw 1566 BC-1559 BC 7 years
Senakhtenre 1559 BC-1558 BC 1 year
Seqenenre 1558 BC-1554 BC 4 years
Kamose 1554 BC-1549 BC 5 years

The Seventeenth Dynasty covers a period of time when Egypt was split into a set of small Hyksos-ruled kingdoms. It is mainly Theban rulers contemporary with the Fifteenth Dynasties and Sixteenth Dynasties.

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.

Kamose the second son of Seqenenre Tao II was the brother of Ahmose I, the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

This chronological table and all published dates are derived from Kim Ryholt's book, "The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications," vol.20. (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997) ISBN 87-7289-421-0, pp.203-204

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