The Theban rulers of the Seventeenth Dynasty were contemporary with the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Dynasties, as Egypt was split into small Hyksos-ruled kingdoms. At the end of the dynasty, the Hyksos were defeated and the kingdom once again reunited, as Ahmose, the brother of Kamose, founded the Eighteenth Dynasty and with it the New Kingdom. The short reigns of the kings suggest it was a violent time leading up to the liberation.
|#||Pharaoh||Throne name||Also known as||Reign*|
|2||Sobekemsaf I||Sekhemra wadjkhau||1576–1573|
|3||Sobekemsaf II||Sekhemra shedtawy|
|4||Intef V||Sekhemra wepmaat||Sekhemra-Wepmaat Intef|
|5||Intef VI||Nubkheperra||Nubkheperra Intef|
|6||Intef VII||Sekhemra||Sekhemra Heruhirmaat Intef|
|7||Senakhtenra||Senakhtenra||Senakhtenre Tao in older texts||1559–1558|
OK – Old Kingdom
MK – Middle Kingdom
NK – New Kingdom
SIP – Second Intermediate Period
Thebes – The Southern capital
Memphis – The Northern capital
Epitome – Manetho’s original Aegyptiaca was lost in antiquity, and in the following centuries, it was replaced by Epitomes (summaries) by rivalling advocates of Jewish, Egyptian, and Greek history that saw each side trying to establish the truth according to their point of view.
Vorlage – From the German for prototype or template, a vorlage is a prior version of a manuscript, in this case an earlier version of the canon.
Recto and verso – Recto is the front side and verso is the back side of a written or printed text.
Cartouche – oval band enclosing a pharaohs name
Hieratic – cursive form of hieroglyphic script
Hyksos – Greek form of
Mortuary Temple – where the gods and the king who built the temple were worshipped.