Ancient Egypt / Third Intermediate Period / 25th Dynasty /
Ancient Sudan / Nubia / Cush /
Other spelling: Shebitku; Sebaq-tawy
King of Cush and Ancient Egypt 707-690 BCE, 17 years, the 3rd ruler of the 25th Dynasty of Egypt.
His reign appears to have started off with good relations with Assyrian king, Sargon 2. Under his successor, Sennacherib, there were conflicts over territory in Canaan.
He completed the decoration of the Temple of Osiris Heqadjet in Thebes.
707 or 706 BCE: Becomes king of Egypt and Cush after his uncle, Shabaqo. The year of accession is a question of debate, some estimates set it to 702.
706: Extradites Iamanni of Ashdod to Assyrian king, Sargon 2.
705: Sargon dies, and his successor, Sennacherib launches campaigns into Canaan, thereby causing conflict with Egypt.
701: Battle of Eltekh, where Taharqa, Shabitqo's brother fights.
690: Dies, and is succeeded by Taharqa. He was buried in a pyramid at al-Kurru, Nubia.
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