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Preceded by:
Unknown
Pharaoh of Egypt
14th Dynasty (?)
Succeeded by:
Unknown
Nuya
Nomen
G39ra
nwii
Nuya
Legacy
Burial Unknown

Nuya (transliteration: nwy) may have been a Pharaoh of the Fourteenth Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period. As such, he was of Canaanite origin and ruled from Avaris over the eastern Nile Delta in Lower Egypt.

Nuya cannot be linked to any king listed in the Turin Canon. He is merely attested by a single scarab-shaped seal of unknown provenance bearing his nomen. Egyptologists Erik Hornung and Elisabeth Staehelin read the inscribed name as Khyan, a Hyksos ruler of the 15th Dynasty.[1] Ryholt has proposed that Nuya was a king of the 14th Dynasty, based on stylistic grounds of the scarab seal.[2]

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References[]

  1. Hornung & Staehelin 1976, p. 218, no. 140.
  2. Ryholt 1997.

Bibliography[]

  • Hornung, E./Staehelin, E., 1976: Skarabäen und andere Siegelamulette aus Basler Sammlungen. Verlag Phillip von Zabern in Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C. Museum Tuscalanum Press.
Predecessor:
Unknown
Pharaoh of Egypt
14th Dynasty (?)
Successor:
Unknown
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