Ancient Egypt / Third Intermediate Period / 25th Dynasty /
Ancient Sudan / Nubia / Cush /
Ancient Egyptian : Tanwetamani
Other spellings: Tantamani; Tanutamon
King of Cush and Ancient Egypt 664-656 BCE, 8 years, the 5th and last ruler of the 25th Dynasty of Egypt.
Tanutanami had only limited control over Egypt, and when he lost his territories in Upper Egypt, this happened without resistance. He retained full control over Cush until his death.
With Tanutanami's loss of Upper Egypt, the Third Intermediate Period is defined to have come to an end.
Before 689: Born as son of King Shabitqo.
664: Succeeds his uncle, Taharqa, as ruler of Egypt and Cush.
Among the first things he does is to march on Sais and the Assyrian-appointed governor of Lower Egypt, Neko 1, whom he has killed.
Assyrian troops are sent into Egypt, as a revenge for the attack on Neko. They reach down to Thebes, and sack the city. Tanutanami remained official ruler of Upper Egypt, but Lower Egypt was now lost.
656: King Psametik 1, son of Neko 1, takes control of Thebes, without resistance. This ended Tanutanami's and Cush' involvement in Egypt.
653: Tanutanami dies, and is buried in a pyramid at al-Kurru cemetery.
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