Kim S B Ryholt
(born 1970) is a Danish Egyptologist
, who works at the Carsten Niebuhr Institute
of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Copenhagen
One of his most significant but also controversial publications is a 1997 book titled The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c. 1800-1550 B.C.
by Museum Tuscalanum Press. (ISBN 87-7289-421-0) Aidan Dodson
, a prominent English Egyptologist, calls Ryholt's book "fundamental" for an understanding of the Second Intermediate Period
in his Bi Or
LVII, January-April 2000, p. 48 Review of Ryholt's aforementioned 463-page book because it reviews the political history of this period and contains an updated—and more accurate—reconstruction of the Turin Canon
since the 1959 publication of Alan Gardiner
's Royal Canon of Egypt.
It also contains an extensive catalogue of all the known monuments, inscriptions and seals for the kings of this period.
Ryholt's study makes note of numerous recent archaeological finds including the discovery of a new Hyksos
king named Sakir-Har
, the find of a door jamb at Gebel Antef in the mid-1990s which establishes that Sekhemre Shedtawy Sobekemsaf II
was the father of the 17th Dynasty Theban kings Antef VI
and Antef VII
as well as a fresh discussion of Ahmose's Unwetterstele document. It also strongly argues that the Sixteenth dynasty of Egypt
was made up of poorly attested Theban kings such as Nebiriau I
, Nebiriau II