Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt


Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt

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

Rulers

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

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

External links

* [http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/chronology/2interkings/kings2intermediateryholt.html Kings of the Second Intermediate Period: University College London]


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