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Sheshi is an obscure king mentioned by Manetho as the second king of the 15th Dynasty. Manetho also says that this king ruled for 44 years, a length of time that has been thoroughly discredited by modern egyptologists. Nowadays, it is figured that Sheshi ruled for somewhere between 3 and 14 years.
Hundreds of seals with the pharaoh's name have been found all over the MIddle East, and 2 actual seal impressions have been found.
Occasionally, egyptologists put Sheshi among the first kings of the 14th Dynasty, along with Ahotepre and Quare. The other two are well attested pharaohs. However, placing them in order and in the proper dynasty cannot be done with any surety.