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Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
Predynastic Period
Protodynastic Period
Early Dynastic Period
1st 2nd
Old Kingdom
3rd 4th 5th 6th
First Intermediate Period
7th 8th 9th 10th
11th (Thebes only)
Middle Kingdom
11th (All Egypt)
12th 13th 14th
Second Intermediate Period
15th 16th 17th
New Kingdom
18th 19th 20th
Third Intermediate Period
21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
Late Period
26th 27th 28th
29th 30th 31st
Graeco-Roman Period
Alexander the Great
Ptolemaic Dynasty


Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the Seventeenth Dynasty.

The Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, Second Intermediate Period.

The Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt covers a period of time when Egypt was split into a set of small Hyksos-ruled kingdoms. It is mainly Theban rulers contemporary with the Fifteenth Dynasty and Sixteenth Dynasty.

The last two kings of the dynasty opposed the Hyksos rule over Egypt and initiated a war that would rid Egypt of the Hyksos kings and began a period of unified rule, the New Kingdom.

Kamose was the brother (or perhaps uncle) of Ahmose I, the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

Seventeenth Dynasty
Name Dates
Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw Uncertain
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy Uncertain
Antef VI Sekhemrewepmaat Uncertain
Antef VII Nebkheperre Uncertain
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat Uncertain
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw 1566 BC-1559 BC 7 years
Tao I the Elder Senakhtenre 1559 BC-1558 BC 1 year
Tao II the Brave Seqenenre 1558 BC-1554 BC 4 years
Kamose 1554 BC-1549 BC 5 years

This chronological table and all published dates are derived from Kim Ryholt's book, "The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications," vol.20. (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997) ISBN 87-7289-421-0, pp.203-204

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