The son of Osorkon III, Takelot III was High Priest in Thebes and was nominated as Crown Prince by his father. By this time Egypt was hopelessly fragmented; the reign of Takelot III did nothing to improve the situation. The time was ripe for radical change, and this was provided by the Kushite kings of the Twenty-Fifth dynasty who, under their king, Piankhy, invaded Egypt and imposed order on the Two Lands.
Back to Who's Who of Ancient Egypt
Last Updated: June 20th, 2011