17th Dynasty

17th Dynasty.jpg

Period within the 2nd Intermediate Period. The last kings of this dynasty in Thebes prepared the way for the reunification of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt and the definitive expulsion of the Hyksos. Kamose in particular contributed greatly to this goal. His brother Ahmose was the one who eventually succeeded. As reunifier of the Two Lands, he became the founder of the 18th Dynasty.