Sobekhotep III

Sobekhotep III in Wikipedia

Sobekhotep III (throne name: Sekhemresewdjtawy) was an Egyptian king of the 13th dynasty. Sobekhotep III is known from a high number of objects despite the fact that the Turin King List gives him a reign of only four years[1] and two to four months in length. He added inscriptions to the temple of Menthu at Madamud[2] and built a chapel at El Kab [3] . On Sehel[4] was found an altar with his name. The family of the king is known. His father was Mentuhotep. His mother was Jewetibaw. The king had two wives, Senebhenas and Neni. From Neni he had two daughters, Jewetibaw and Dedtanuq. Jewetibaw wrote her name in a cartouche. This is a second time in Egyptian history that a king's daughter received this honour. A number of scarab seals have been found that were from an officier of the ruler's table Sobekhotep begotten of the officier of the ruler's table Mentuhotep.[5] It is possible that these seals belonged to Sobekhotep III before he became king. Sobekhotep III was the first of a group of Thirteenth Dynasty kings about whom there exists historical records. This group of Thirteenth Dynasty kings are all known from a large number of objects. These kings produced many seals and there are many private monuments that can be dated to these reigns. This would seem to indicate that Egypt was relatively stable during this period.

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