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The Kawa Stelae Of Taharqa (Years 2–10, 689–680 bce) (4.4)
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From Nubia, the northern half of present-day Sudan, its rulers invaded Egypt, to establish a religiously “purer” regime, and their supremacy there constitutes ancient Egypt’s 25th Dynasty, during 715–664 bce; the four Nubian pharaohs were: Shabako (Nubia, 716; Egypt, 715–702); Shebitku (702–690); Taharqa (690–664); Tanutamun (664 in Southern Egypt, then only in Nubia). Fervent devotee of the Egyptian god Amun/Amen-Re, Taharqa built several temples to him in Nubia, including one at ancient Gem(pa)Aten, now Kawa, si…

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Kitchen, K. A., “The Kawa Stelae Of Taharqa (Years 2–10, 689–680 bce) (4.4)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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