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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / Third Intermediate Period / 25th Dynasty /
Ancient Sudan / Nubia / Cush /
Shabaqo
Other spelling: Shabaka



Statutte of knealing Shabaqo.
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Stele of Shabaqo (right) making offerings to the god Horus and goddess Wadjet (left).
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Stele of Shabaqo (right) making offerings to the god Horus and goddess Wadjet (left).

King of Cush and Ancient Egypt 716-707 BCE, 9 years, the 2nd ruler of the 25th Dynasty of Egypt. Other reconstruction sets his reign to beginning in 721, and ending in 706 or 702.
Shabaqo consolidated Cushite control over all of Egypt, and he ruled from Memphis. He defended Egypt against attacks from the Assyrian king, Sargon 2, a power that had emerged as the strongest power of the Middle East.
His period was one of great building projects, adding to the temples at Memphis, Abydos and Esna. Not only did Shabaqo embrace Egyptian culture, his reign represented a return to older customs, especially those of the Old Kingdom. Like Piy, he was buried in a pyramid at al-Kurru. His was larger, about 21 metres high.
Shabaqo appointed his son to High Priest of Amon at Thebes.

Biography
716: Succeeds his brother, Piy, to the throne. His first challenge is to re-establish control over Lower Egypt.
715: Defeats the Lower Egyptian, 24th Dynasty king, Bakenrenef, and has him burned alive and kills all potential heirs to the throne. He makes Memphis his new capital.
711: Gives refuge to King Iamanni of Ashdod after his unsuccessful rebellion against the Assyrians.
702: Dies, and is buried in a pyramid at al-Kurru. He is succeeded by his nephew, Shabitqo.





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By Tore Kjeilen