Wegaf

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Khutawyre Wegaf (or Ugaf) was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty who is known from several sources, including a stelae and statues. There is a general known from a scarab with the same name (Wegaf) who is perhaps identical with this king.

A king with the name Khutawyre appears in the Turin King List as first ruler of the 13th Dynasty. However, some researchers especially Kim Ryholt argue that the writer of the king list confused the name Khutawyre with that of Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep and consequently placed Wegaf as the first pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty when he should be placed in the middle of it. In particular, Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep is regarded by Ryholt and other egyptologists, including Darell Baker, as the first pharaoh of the 13th dynasty and a son of Amenemhet IV.[3]

At Abydos, he made a stele dedicated to preserving the procession road in the area of Wepwawet, later usurped by Neferhotep I (Cairo Museum JE 35256).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georges Legrain: Notes d’inspection. XLIX-LVI, ASAE 8, 1907, p. 248-275
  2. ^ Thomas Schneider: Lexikon der Pharaonen
  3. ^ Darrell D. Baker: The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I - Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC, Stacey International, ISBN 978-1-905299-37-9, 2008

Bibliography[edit]

  • K.S.B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, c.1800-1550 BC (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997).
Preceded by
Sedjefakare
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Khendjer