It is often difficult to know exactly what to look for when it comes to the history of a site, especially if you’re researching a site that dates back to the Twenty-fifth dynasty. If you’re not sure, you may be interested in visiting the RoRo Blog Pharaoh Site to see some examples of Egyptian artefacts. This article explores some of the ways that these ancient objects were used. You’ll find information on both contemporary and early uses, as well as the significance of disambiguation.
Pharaoh, pharaoh, pharaoh, this is your land. But before you go rioting, here’s a bit of background information on the Egyptians. The pharaoh was not a modern day king; he was more of a potent king of a castle than a squishy slouch. And while the pharaoh did indeed have the time of his life, he was not a fan of bloody murder. In other words, he was a good father. So good that his kids were allowed to attend the famous Temple of Khnum.
While the pharaoh was at it, the temple of Khnum was the hotbed of all things Egyptophilic. During this era, the likes of Pharaoh Hogens and his consort Nefertari would frequent the temple and leave in their wake a new breed of Egyptians. This new breed of warriors was not as well armed, or well behaved as their predecessors. Indeed, some of the more colourful members of the royal household retreated to the deserts, or at least the more fertile sands of Raqqa.
The Twenty-fifth Dynasty is considered to be one of the greatest dynasties in ancient Egypt. It was an empire created by the Nubians that spanned the Nile Delta to the Mediterranean Sea. This dynasty ruled over Egypt for less than 100 years, but it was the largest Egyptian-origin empire to exist before the New Kingdom.
In addition to being the last local dynasty to rule Egypt, the Twenty-fifth Dynasty also became the first dynasty to be ruled by Assyrians. These Assyrians were part of a larger Semitic Neo-Assyrian Empire, which was fighting against Piye and his Egyptian supporters in Gaza and Philistia.
The dynasty began with the conquest of Upper Egypt by Kushite king Kashta. He claimed the office of pharaoh and ruled the kingdom for a few years before he was defeated by Ashurbanipal, the ruler of the Assyrians.
When Kashta died, his daughter Amenirdis I was appointed to the post of Divine Adoratrice of Amun in Thebes. She acted as the head of the dynasty and adopted her brother’s daughter.