Name: Seqenenre Taa II of Seqenenre Taa I of Inyotef VII
Surname: Seqenenre Taa I of Inyotef VII
Given Name: Seqenenre Taa II of
Birth: ABT 1575 BC in Egypt
Death: DECEASED 1
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Father: Seqenenre Taa I of Inyotef VII b: ABT 1600 BC in Egypt
Mother: Tetisheri (wife of Seqenenre Taa I) b: in Egypt
Ashotep I (Ahhotep I) of Seqenenre Taa I of Inyotef VII b: in Egypt
- Kahmose (Kamose) (Wadjkheperre) of Seqenenre Taa II of Seqenenre Taa I b: ABT 1555 BC in Egypt
- Ahmose I (Amosis) (Nebpehtyre) (Nebpehtyra) of Seqenenre Taa II b: ABT 1550 BC in Egypt
- Ahmose-Nefertiri of Seqenenre Taa II b: ABT 1550 BC in Egypt
- Associates of Pharaoh Seqenenre Taa II of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
- AKA Pharaoh (Seqenenre Taa II) Sekenenre Tao II of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
- Associates of Queen Ashotep I of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
- AKA Queen (AshotepI ) Ahhotep I of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
- AKA Queen (Ashotep I) Aahotep I of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
Ahmose-Inhapi of Seqenenre Taa I of Inyotef VII b: in Egypt
- Associates of Queen Ahmose-Inhapi of Seqenenre Taa I foster b: in Egypt
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From the agonised attitude into which the arms and hands were twisted during the death spasms , and even more from the wounds to the face and skull of this mummy, it is clear that Seqenen re met a violent death. Elliot Smith identified 5 different wounds to the head (the numbers c orrespond to the numbers on the pictures. They do not show the order in which the wounds wer e inflicted):
1. An almost horizontal cut in the frontal bone, extending from the middle towards the righ t for a distance of 63 millimetres. This wound was probably caused by an axe with a blade 5 t o 6 centimetres long.
2. The second wound runs almost parallel and just below the previous one. It is some 31 milli metres long, gaping to the extent of almost 10 millimetres. It was probably inflicted with a n axe. A hole above the right jaw, next to the eye (2') was caused by the dislocation of th e malar bones.
3. A blow with a blunt object across the bony part of the nose has fractured both nasal bones . This blow probably destroyed the right eye and caused the dislocation of the malar bones, r esulting in hole 2'.
4. An edged tool, perhaps an axe, cut through the skin of the left cheek, severing the mala r from the superior maxilla.
5. A pointed weapon, perhaps a spear or a pike, was driven into the left side of the head, im mediately below the ear.
- Title: Encyclopedia of the Rulers of Egypt
Author: Egypt State Information Service
Note: Tao II(Djehutio)(Sekenenre)
The fourteenth king of the Theban Dynasty, ruling Egypt contemporaneously with the Hyksos 15t h and 16th Dynasties, was the son of Tao I and Queen Tetisheri.
When Tao received word from Apophis, ruler of the Hyksos capital in Avaris, that the hippopot ami in the sacred pool at Thebes kept him awake with their snoring, Tao regarded it as an ins ult.
The hippopotami were 400 miles from Apophis sleeping chambers! Tao declared war but was soo n killed. His mummy shows evidence of blows by battle-axes, spears and lances. His ribs, vert ebrae and skull were fractured. His heir, Kamose, assumed the throne and the war, and was vic torious.
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Note: Seqenenre Tao II and Ahhotep I
Seqenenre Tao II is the last of the original line of Egyptian Pharaohs who was forced to liv e in exile in Thebes, king only of Upper Egypt, while the Hyksos invaders dominated Lower Egy pt. He lived at the same time as the last great Hyksos ruler Apophis Ier.
He was married to Ahhotep I, who was also his sister. Ahhotep was another powerful queen. A n ambiguous sentence on a stela devoted to her indicates that she may even have rallied troop s:
She is the one who has accomplished the rites and taken care of Egypt...
She has looked after her soldiers, she has guarded her, she has brought back her fugitives a nd collected together her deserters, she has pacified Upper Egypt and expelled her rebels.
Seqenenre and Ahhotep had two sons, Kamose and Ahmose, whom they taught to dream of defeatin g the Hyksos. In fact, Seqenenre battled the Hyksos, although undecisively, during his lifeti me. Kamose and Ahmose succeeded to the throne after their father's death; it may even be tha t Kamose reigned for a short time, but he was very soon killed in battle, and it was Ahmose w ho succeeded to the throne. He was only about ten years old, so his mother reigned as regen t for some years; the stela refers either to this period or to the later period when she hel ped Ahmose in his government and in his conquests.
It is to be remembered that the last Hyksos Pharaoh, Apophis (possibly enraged because, a s a Hyksos Pharaoh, he never had access to the secret king-making rites of the legitimate pha raonic line) apparently wrote to Seqenenre Tao to demand that he suppress his hippopotamus po ol for keeping him awake at night - in his Delta capital of Avaris, four hundred miles down r iver! The story of this letter is contained in a papyrus from later in the New Kingdom, whic h breaks off in the middle, with Seqenenre wondering what on earth he should respond. Let the re be a withdrawal from the canal hippopotami which lie at the east of the City, because the y don't let sleep come to me either in the daytime or at night.
Seqenenre Tao was mummified in most unusual circumstances. His skull shattered by three symme tric blows, he was interred next to a miserable-looking gentleman, possibly or probably the p erpetrator of the blows, who underwent various miseries before joining his sovereign in the n etherworld. The mummies were found in Deir el-Bahri in 1881.
First Theory: Seqenenre Tao dies of battle wounds from a bronze Hyksos battle axe.
Second Theory: Seqenenre Tao may be the original for the story of Hiram Abif. He may have bee n ambushed in his three doored Theban temple by envoys of Apophis demanding to learn the king -making secrets (of which the hippopotami were a part), and purposely or accidentally kille d by them.
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Note: Seventeenth Dynasty
Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw Uncertain
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy Uncertain
Antef VI Sekhemrewepmaat Uncertain
Antef VII Nubkheperre Uncertain
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat Uncertain
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw Uncertain
Siamun (?) Senakhtenre Uncertain ? maybe the same as Tao I the Elder below
Tao I the Elder Seqenenre 1605 BCE ? 1560 BCE
Tao II the Brave Seqenenre ?? ? ??
Kamose ?? ? 1550 BCE
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Note: The XVII Dynasty was based in Upper Egypt.
Name Comments Dates
Rehotep - 1650- ?
Intef V the Elder - 3 years
Intef VI - ?
Sobekemsaf II - 16 years
Thuty - 1 year
Mentuhotep VI - 1 year
Nebiryerawet I - 6 years
Nebiryerawet II - ?
Semenmedjatre - ?
Seuserenre - 12 years
Shedwast - ?
Intef VII - 3 or more years
Senakhtenre - ?
Tao I the Elder - c. 1633
Tao II the Brave - c. 1574
Kamose - 1573-1570