Dynasty 213rd Intermediate Period - Egypt Through Time - What is Ancient Egypt?
During this 21st Dynasty, Lower Egypt was ruled from Tanis by the Pharaohs now known as the “21st Dynasty Pharaohs” whilst Middle and Upper Egypt was ruled from Thebes by the High Priests of Amun. In Tanis, there was a rival Priesthood who celebrated the same deity’s setup in opposition to their Theban opposites. Although by the third Ruler of this Dynasty there were direct family links between the High Priests of Amun in Thebes and these Pharaohs in Tanis. Their Capital City was at Tanis, to learn more about Tanis, click here
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He was the first Pharaoh of Meshwesh or of Libyan origin. He was the son of Shoshenq A, Great Chief of the Ma Peoples, and his Great Wife, Mehtenweshkhet A. He was Uncle to Pharaoh Shoshenq I, the Founder of the 22nd Dynasty. He was buried in Tanis in Tomb NRT3
He was of Egyptian origin, rather than being a Libyan successor of Pharaoh Osorkon the Elder. When he died, he was buried in an unlocated Tomb and may have been washed away by the Nile. He was reburied in Tanis by Tomb NRT3
Other Funerary Goods from this 21st Dynasty
Gold masks of King Psusennes, center, and the gold coffin and mummy mask of King Amenemope to left and right, from the royal necropolis of Tanis