Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt
Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
The Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, Second Intermediate Period. The Seventeenth Dynasty dates approximately from 1580 to 1550 BC.
Known rulers of the Seventeenth Dynasty are as follows:
|Rahotep||Sekhemre-wahkhaw||ca 1585 BC|
|Sobekemsaf I||Sekhemre-wadjkhaw||7 years||Nubemhat|
|Sobekemsaf II||Sekhemre-shedtawy||Robbed during the reign of Ramesses IX||Nubkhaes|
|Intef||Sekhemre-wepmaat||Dra' Abu el-Naga'?|
|Intef||Nubkheperre||Dra' Abu el-Naga'||Sobekemsaf|
|Tao||Seqenenre||c. 1560 4 years||Ahmose Inhapy
|Kamose||Wadjkheperre||1555 to 1550 BC 5 years||Ahhotep II?|
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.
In March 2012, French archeologists examining a limestone door in the Amun-Ra temple in Luxor 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.
- 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.
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