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Preceded by:
Ini II
Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ined
Seankhenre-Sewadjtu
Reign
1675-1672 BC (3 years and 2-4 months)
Praenomen
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Seankhenre-Sewadjtu
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Legacy
Burial Unknown

Seankhenre-Sewadjtu is the throne name of a Pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period.

Attestations[]

Sewadjtu is unknown from contemporary historical records, and is exclusively attested by the Turin canon. This may be because he ruled Egypt at a time when the 13th Dynasty's control over Egypt was receding. He is listed as the successor of Ini in the Turin Canon, on column 7 line 5, and is given a reign of 3 years and 2 to 4 months in this document.[1]

Kim Ryholt proposes that Sankhenre Sewadjtu is attested on the Karnak king list under a different name owing to a scribal error. Indeed, two prenomina Sewadjenre and two prenomina Snefer[...]re are recorded in this list but Ryholt points out that, in each case, only one king with such prenomen is known. Ryholt thus proposes that the two remaining names refer to Sankhenre Sewadjtu and Seankhenre Mentuhotepi. Indeed, Ryholt notes that wadj, nfr and ankh resemble each other in hieratic.[1][2]

Chronological position[]

The exact chronological position of Sewadjtu in the 13th Dynasty is not known for certain owing to uncertainties affecting earlier kings of the dynasty. Darrell Baker makes him the thirty-fourth pharaoh of the dynasty, Kim Ryholt sees him as the thirty-fifth king and Jürgen von Beckerath places him as the twenty-ninth pharaoh of the dynasty.[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryholt 1997.
  2. Baker 2008, p. 419.
  3. Von Beckerath 1999, p. 98-99.

Bibliography[]

  • Baker, D.D., 2008: The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I - Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300 - 1069 BC. Stacey International.
  • Beckerath, J. von, 1999: Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen. Münchner ägyptologische Studien, Heft 49. Mainz : P. von Zabern.
  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C. Museum Tuscalanum Press.
Predecessor:
Ini II
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Successor:
Ined
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