People - Ancient Egypt: Sobekhotep IV
SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD 13th Dynasty (1685-1678) The Hyksos invade and conquer. Eventually the Theban
princes regain power. Kamose defeats the Hyksos.
Sobekhotep IV in Wikipedia
Khaneferre Sobekhotep IV was one of the most powerful Egyptian
kings of the 13th Dynasty. He was the son of the 'god's
father' Haankhef and of the 'king's mother' Kemi. His
brother, Neferhotep I, was his predecessor on the throne.
He states on a stela found in the Amun temple at Karnak that
he was born in Thebes. Some sources indicate that under his
reign, a military campaign against Nubia occurred (the Jewish
writer Artapanus mentions a king Chenephres (=Khaneferre?)
under whom the Moses story took place and who invaded Nubia).
The king is believed to have reigned for around 10 years. He
is known by a relatively high number of monuments, including
stelae, statues, many seals and other minor objects. There are
attestations for building works at Abydos and Karnak.
Sobekhotep IV's wife was the 'king's wife' Tjan. Several
children are known. The royal court is also well known. Vizier
was Neferkare Iymeru. Treasurer was Senebi and high steward a
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