Ankhmakis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Ankhmakis (also known as Chaonnophris or Ankhwennefer[1]) was the successor of Hugronaphor, a rebel ruler who controlled much of Upper Egypt during the reigns of Ptolemies IV and V. His rule lasted from approximately 199 to 185 BC.

He succeeded Hugronaphor as king of Upper Egypt to the throne in 199, or thereabouts, and managed to win back as much as 80% of the country. He held Lykopolis (modern Asyut) in 197 BC but was later forced to withdraw to Thebes. The war between North and South continued until 185 BC with his arrest by Ptolemaic General Conanus. The Rosetta Stone was carved in a gesture of thanks to the priests for helping to defeat him.

Little is known about the details of his reign as most of records thereof were destroyed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Günther Hölbl, History of the Ptolemaic Empire, Routledge, 2000, pp. 155ff.

Bibliography[edit]

Preceded by
Hugronaphor
Secessionist pharaohs
199-185 BC
Succeeded by
-