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Sobeknacht I.

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Sobeknacht I was an ancient Egyptian local prince in Elkab who lived in the Second Intermediate Period. He is known from several monuments. On the Stèle juridique, it is reported that he was appointed to the office of prince of Elkab under King Nebirirau I. Sobeknacht I. is mentioned several times in the tomb of his son Sobeknacht II., where also his wife Neferu is mentioned in the descent explanation(Filliation) of Sobeknacht II.[1] His tomb could be identified recently in Elkab. The inscriptions in the tomb are very destroyed and the name of the tomb owner is not preserved. However, remains of the title of a local prince are recognizable, as well as the name Neferu, the wife of Sobeknacht I.[2]

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  1. Joseph John Tylor: Wall drawings and monuments of El Kab, The Tomb of Sebeknekht. B. Quaritch, London 1896, plate XI.
  2. Vivian Davies: The tomb of a Governor of Elkab of the Second Intermediate Period. In: Gianluca Miniaci, Wolfram Grajetzki (editors): The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC). Golden House Publications, London 2016, ISBN 978-1-906137-48-9, pp. 71-84.