People - Ancient Egypt: Sobekhotep II
SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD 13th Dynasty. The Hyksos invade and conquer. Eventually the Theban princes regain
power. Kamose defeats the Hyksos.
Sobekhotep II in Wikipedia
birth name: Sobekhotep (Amenemhat)
throne name: Sekhemre Khutawy
Sobekhotep II was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty.
He is known from several monuments, including a statue, several Nile level records in Nubia and
from building works at Medamud and Luxor. The Nile level records provide a year date four',
showing that he reigned at least three years.
The Papyrus Boulaq 18 found in the tomb of the scribe of the great enclosure Neferhotep, is an
administrative document of the Theban palace which dates to Sobekhotep II and names the king's
wife' Aya, the vizier Ankhu and other officials.
There is some dispute in Egyptology over the position of this king in the 13th Dynasty. The throne
name Sekhemre Khutawyre appears in the Turin King List as the 19th king of the 13th Dynasty.
However, the Nile level records and his appearance on a papyrus found at Lahun indicate that he
might date to the early 13th Dynasty. In both monument types so far only kings of the late 12th
and early 13th Dynasty are mentioned.
In the Turin King List appears as first king Khutawyre and it is therefore possible that the
writer of the list confused Khutawyre with Sekhemre Khutawy (compare: Wegaf).
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