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Turin King List presents the name of the Pharaoh Nehesy in a group, which is usually associated with the 14th dynasty and of which capital was – according to Manetho – Chois in the western delta. Nehesy was a high offical, who gained a position of King in Avaris for a short period (the exact lenght of his reign is not known, but he probably ruled for 3 years).

Nehesy was likely an Egyptian or maybe a Nubian (which is literal meaning of his name). The King, whom Nehesy originally served, might continue his reign in Itjtawy near Lisht, which was abandoned after 1,685 BC, but the last really powerful King of the 13th dynasty was Sobekhotep IV. It is likely that the unity of the land began to fall apart after Sobekhotep's reign.

If we want to define the authority of Nehesy (or its range more exactly) through localities, where his name appeared, it is the area of eastern delta from Tell el-Mukdam to Tell Habwe. But the area of his influence could be much smaller, because the only sights found on original places come from Tell Habwe and Tell el-Dab'a.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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