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Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroStatesman (1600-1600)
Is Politician
Statesperson
From Egypt
Type Politics
Gendermale
Family
Father: Sobekemsaf II

Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef (or Antef, Inyotef) was an Egyptian king of the Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt, who lived late during the Second Intermediate Period, when Egypt was divided into two by Hyksos controlled Lower Egypt and Theban ruled Upper Egypt.
Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef is sometimes referred to as Intef V, and sometimes as Intef VI. His nomen, Intef-aa, translates as “His father brought him, the great” or “Intef, the great.”
He ruled from Thebes, and was probably buried in a tomb in the necropolis. His rishi coffin, Louvre E 3019, was discovered in the 19th century and found to preserve an inscription which reveals that this king’s brother Nubkheperre Intef buried – and thus succeeded – him.

Both Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef and Nubkheperre Intef were sons of a king called Sobekemsaf, most probably Sekhemre Shedtawy Sobekemsaf (Sobekemsaf II today, not I) based on an inscription from a doorjamb from a 17th Dynasty temple at Gebel Antef. While his own tomb has not been located, it was likely located in the area of Dra’ Abu el-Naga’ where the pyramid tomb of his brother Nubkheperre Intef was found in 2001. The pyramidion of the pyramid of Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef’s pyramid was found in Dra’ Abu el-Naga’. It has a slope of 60 degrees and is inscribed with this king’s names. The pyramidion is now in the British Museum (BM EA 478).

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