Sewadjkare Hori

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Sewadjkare Hori (also known as Hori II) was a pharaoh of the late 13th dynasty, possibly the thirty-sixth king of this dynasty.[1] He reigned over Middle and Upper Egypt for 5 years either during the early or mid-17th century, from 1669 until 1664 BC[2] or from 1648 until 1643 BC.[3]


Sewadjkare Hori is only known for certain from the Turin canon, row 8, column 7 (Gardiner, von Beckerath: row 7, column 7). The Turin canon provides the prenomen Sewadjkare and nomen Hori for this king. Jürgen von Beckerath assigns to him a stone fragment from El-Tod inscribed with the prenomen "Sewadj[...]re". However since there are two other rulers from the second intermediate period bearing the same prenomen, this identification remains conjectural.[4]


Sewadjkare Hori should not be confused with Sewadjkare, a pharaoh of the early 13th dynasty, and with another Sewadjkare from the mid 14th dynasty. Both of these pharaohs enjoyed shorter reigns than Sewadjkare Hori.[2]


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named encyclo
  2. 2.0 2.1 K.S.B. Ryholt: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, c.1800-1550 BC, Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997
  3. Thomas Schneider: Lexikon der Pharaonen
  4. Jürgen von Beckerath: Untersuchungen zur politischen Geschichte der zweiten Zwischenzeit in Ägypten, Glückstadt 1964, S. 61, 254 (XIII 31.)
Preceded by
Mersekhemre Ined
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Merkawre Sobekhotep