Fourteenth Dynasty of Egypt

The Fourteenth Dynasty of Egypt was a series of rulers reigning during the Second Intermediate Period over the Nile Delta region of Egypt. It lasted between 75 (c. 17251650 BC) and 155 years (c. 18051650 BC), depending on the scholar. The capital of the dynasty was probably Avaris.[1] The 14th Dynasty existed concurrently with the 13th Dynasty based in Memphis. The rulers of the 14th Dynasty are commonly identified by Egyptologists as being of Canaanite (Semitic) descent, owing to the distinct origins of the names of some of their kings and princes, like Ipqu (West Semitic for "grace"), Yakbim ("ia-ak-bi-im", an Amorite name), Qareh (West Semitic for "the bald one"), or Yaqub-Har.[1] Names in relation with Nubia are also recorded in two cases, king Nehesy ("The Nubian") and queen Tati.

Fourteenth Dynasty of Egypt
ca. 1725 BC–ca. 1650 BC
In orange, the territory possibly under control of the 14th dynasty according to Ryholt.[1]
Common languagesEgyptian language
ancient Egyptian religion
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
Historical eraBronze Age
ca. 1725 BC
ca. 1650 BC
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt
Fifteenth Dynasty of Egypt