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Preceded by:
Khyan
Pharaoh of Egypt
15th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Yaqub-Har (?)
Yanassi
Ynses, Yansas-Aden
Manetho: Iannas
Reign
c. 1595-1590 BC (±5 years)
Nomen
A21iin
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F21
Yanassi
Legacy
Father Khyan
Burial Unknown

Yanassi was a Hyksos Prince and possibly Pharaoh of the Fifteenth Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period, when Egypt was divided between the Theban-based Sixteenth Dynasty in Upper Egypt[1] and the Avaris-based Fifteenth Dynasty of the Hyksos, who controlled Lower and part of Middle Egypt.

Yanassi was the eldest son of the pharaoh Khyan, and possibly the Crown Prince, designated successor of Khyan. He may have succeeded his father, thereby giving rise to the mention of a king "Iannas" in Manetho's Aegyptiaca, who, improbably, was said to have ruled after the pharaoh Apophis.

His father Khyan had briefly conquered Thebes c. 1600 BC, sacking the city, and causing the Sixteenth Dynasty to collapse.[1] Hence, Yanassi would have ruled from Avaris in the Nile Delta as a contemporary ruler to the newly established Theban Seventeenth Dynasty in the south.

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryholt 1997.

Bibliography[]

  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C. Museum Tuscalanum Press.
Predecessor:
Khyan
Pharaoh of Egypt
Fifteenth Dynasty
Successor:
Yaqub-Har (?)
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