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Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Sobekhotep I
Sobekhotep I
1802–1800 BC (2 years)
Praenomen Sekhemre-Khutawy
Mighty Re, Protector of the
Two Lands
Nomen Amenemhat-Sobekhotep
Amun is in Front, Sobek is
Horus name Menekh[...]
Splendid [...]
Golden Horus Ankhnetjeru
The Gods Live
Father Amenemhat IV (?)
Died 1800 BC
Burial Unknown
Monuments Heb Sed chapel of Medamud
For other pages by this name, see Sobekhotep.

Sekhemre-Khutawy Sobekhotep I (transliteration: sbk-ḥtp, meaning: "Sobek is Pleased") was the first Pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty at the start of the Second Intermediate Period.

He appears in the Turin King List as Sobekhotep and is otherwise mainly known from reliefs coming from a chapel set up in Abydos, from a pedestal of a statue and from a fragment of a column. His reign was most likely only very short.

A king with the name Khutawyre appears in the Turin King List as the first ruler of the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt. However, some researchers—especially Kim Ryholt—argue that the writer of the king list confused the name Khutawyre with that of Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (I) and consequently placed Wegaf as the first pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty when he should have been placed in the middle of it. In particular, Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep is regarded by Ryholt and other Egyptologists, including Darrell Baker, as the first pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty and a son of Amenemhat IV.[1]


  1. Baker 2008.


  • Baker, D.D., 2008: The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I - Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC. Stacey International.
  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, Vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.
Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty