Sekhemre Sementawi Djehuti, Djehuty or Thuty was a pharaoh of Ancient Egypt dating to the Second Intermediate period. Djehuti's prenomen, Sekhemre Sementawy, means "The Power of Re who Establishes the Two Lands." His birth name was the same as the name of the god Thoth.
It is thought that he was succeeded by Sobekhotep VIII.
Dating of his reign
An argument in favor of a dating to the 17th dynasty comes from the discovery of the tomb of his wife Mentuhotep's burial in Dra' Abu el-Naga' which is usually associated with the 17th dynasty. But others such as Bennett have pointed out that this does not necessarily mean that King Djehuty was buried in Dra' Abu el-Naga' as well.
The Turin King List is open to interpretation. There are several kings with the name of Sekhemre and the damage to the original document does not preserve the complete name. As a result Djehuti, named Sekhemre Sementawy, may correspond to names corresponding to Kings from the 13th, 15th, 16th and even 17th dynasties.
Inscriptions and monuments
His wife Mentuhotep's burial was found intact and a (now lost) coffin was identified as hers. It contained one of the earliest monuments of the Second Intermediate Period which was inscribed with texts from the Book of the Dead.
- K. S. B. Ryholt, The political situation in Egypt during the second intermediate period, c. 1800-1550 B.C., Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997, pp 152
- Ryholt, Note 555 page 152
- Christina Geisen, Zur zeitlichen Einordnung des Königs Djehuti an das Ende der 13. Dynastie, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, Bd. 32, (2004), pp. 149-157
|Pharaoh of Egypt
Sixteenth dynasty of Egypt
|This Ancient Egypt biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|