Seuserenre Bebiankh was a king in Upper Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. He is often placed in the 16th Theban Dynasty and his prenomen is mentioned in the Turin King List with a reign of 12 years.

Based on an interpretation of the Turin King List, Bebiankh was succeeded either by a poorly known king named Sekhemre Shedwast.[1] Also suggested is the equally shadowy ruler Seneferankhre Pepi III.[2]


Bebiankh is only attested in a small region of Upper Egypt.

At Gebel Zeit (Red Sea), a modest stela preserves his prenomen Seuserenre and nomen Bebiankh, attesting to mining activity in the nearby gelena mines.[3][4][5] Mining expeditions to Gebel Zeit often departed from Coptos (Quft), cf. Minemhat of Coptos.

At Medamud, he built an extension to the Temple of Mentu.[6]

In Naqada, the nomen of Bebiankh is found on a bronze dagger with the inscription: Son of Ra, Bebiankh, given life.[7][1]

Non-contemporary attestations

The Karnak King List from the time of Thutmose III mentions: 27. Se-user-en-re. Here he is between Nubkheperre and Senakhtenre.

The Turin King List 11:08 from the time of Ramesses II mentions: The Dual King Seuserenra reigned 12 years, months lost, x days.[8] In the list he is preceded by 11:07 Semenra and succeeded by 11:09 Sekhemra Shedwaset, often interpreted as chronological.


  1. ^ a b Kim Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C, Museum Tusculanum Press, (1997), p. 202
  2. ^ Wolfgang Helck, Eberhard Otto, Wolfhart Westendorf, Stele - Zypresse: Volume 6 of Lexikon der Ägyptologie, Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 1986, Page 1383
  3. ^ Georges Castel & Georges Soukiassian: Dépôt de stèles dans le sanctuaire du Nouvel Empire au Gebel Zeit, BIFAO 85 (1985), ISSN 0255-0962, pp. 291-92, pl. 64
  4. ^ Ryholt, pp. 159-60
  5. ^ Janine Bourriau, "The Second Intermediate Period (c.1650-1550 BC)" in Ian Shaw (ed.) The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, Oxford University Press, 2000. p.205
  6. ^ "XVIIth Dynasty". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  7. ^ British Museum EA 66062
  8. ^