- Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt
The Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title,
Second Intermediate Period.
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. Kamosethe 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
* [http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/chronology/2interkings/kings2intermediateryholt.html Kings of the Second Intermediate Period: University College London]
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