Seqenenra

Also known as: Seqenenre Tao
Dynasty XVII

Seqenenra Tao is credited with starting the liberation of Egypt from the Hyksos fifteenth dynasty in the north. He was however defeated and taken prisoner by the forces of king Apepi and likely executed. His son Kamose continued and expanded the campaign against the Hyksos.

Reign of Seqenenra
Ryholt1558–1554
Dodson1558–1554
Franke?–1545

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Seqenenra: Kha em Waset
Kha em Waset
 ḫꜤi-m-wꜢs
 The one who has appeared in Thebes
xa-a:Aa15-wAs
Winlock, The Tombs of the Kings of the Seventeenth Dynasty at Thebes JEA 10 (1924): 258-259
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 14:H
Throne name
Throne name of Seqenenra: Seqen en Ra
Seqen en Ra
 sḳn.n-rꜤ
 The one whom Ra has made brave
ra-s-q:n:D40-n
Coffin of king Tao (Cairo Museum, CG 61001, JE 26209)
Piehl, Inscriptions hieroglyphiques, I, LXXVI (N)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, I.2, 658

Variants

Birth name
Birth name of Seqenenra: Tao
Tao
 ḏḥwty ꜤꜢ(.w)
 Taa ("Thoth is great")
t:O47:Z2-aA:a:Y1
Axe head, LACMA M.80.203.43
Coffin of king Tao (Cairo Museum, CG 61001, JE 26209)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, I.2, 658
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 14:E1

Variants

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 128–131
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 402–405
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 156–161
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 91

 

 



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