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Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Shebaka


Shebaka (Shabaka)

712-698 B.C.

25th Dynasty


Shebaka was the first king of the 25th Dynasty. During his reign, he undertook some building projects. The Fourth Pylon at Karnak has an inscription that tells of Shebaka's restoration of the gate. He also started work on the second pylon in front of the temple of Tuthmosis III at Medinet Habu. Shebaka's sister, Amunirdis I held a position that was very important politically as well as religiously. She was called God's wife of Amun at Thebes. Her funerary temple was at Medinet Habu and was in front of the temple of Ramesses III.

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