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Neferhotep is listed as the 22nd king of the 13th Dynasty in the Abydos lists, and is assumed to have ruled for about ten years> The Turin canon lists him as pharaoh 27 in the dynasty, with a length of rule of about 12 years. . Even though he was not related to any existing royal family, his father's position as a temple priest allowed him to gain the throne. His mother may have been a child or grandchild of Amenemhet III from the 12th Dynasty.
His name, which means "Beauty and Satisfaction" , is shared by a numbe rof of ther kings, and is one of the few names of pharaohs taht does not invoke the sun god, Re. His name is inscribed in a number of stone, including a document of his reign found in Aswan.
Politically, Neferhotep retained control of the country from the Delta down to Nubia, although no details of his relationships with the troubelshome southern state are noted. I tis assumed that the general political climate did not change much -- the power of the centralized government conditnued to grow while denegrating the privincial governeros and nomarchs.
He left behind no monumnetal buildings, but the artifacts associated with Neferhotep are many -- 60 or so scarab seals with his name, 2 cyilinder seals, two setale (from the 2nd and 4th years of his reign), and three statues -- one from Elephantine and two from the Tempe of Karnak in Thebes.