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The Victory Stela of King Piye (Piankhy) (2.7)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Royal Inscriptions; Late Inscriptions


The great “Victory Stela of King Piye,”1 on which the king narrates his conquest of all of Egypt, is the foremost historical inscription of the Late Period. It equals the New Kingdom Annals of Thutmosis III in factualness and surpasses them in vividness. It also paints the portrait of a Nubian king who was forceful, shrewd, and ge…

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Lichtheim, Miriam, “The Victory Stela of King Piye (Piankhy) (2.7)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>

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