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Taharka

(Encyclopedia)Taharka tērˈəkə, tērhäˈkə [key], d. 663 b.c., king of ancient Egypt, last ruler of the XXV dynasty; son of Piankhi. Before he was king, he led the Egyptians against Sennacherib, who disastrous...

Tirhakah

(Encyclopedia)Tirhakah: see Taharka.

Napata

(Encyclopedia)Napata nəpāˈtə, –päˈ– [key], ancient city of Nubia, just below the Fourth Cataract of the Nile. From about the 8th cent. b.c., Napata was the capital of the kingdom of Cush. Many great templ...

Esar-Haddon

(Encyclopedia)Esar-Haddon ēˌsär-hădˈən [key], king of ancient Assyria (681–668 b.c.), son of Sennacherib. Immediately upon ascending the throne he had to put down serious revolts and defeat the Chaldaeans. ...

Cush

(Encyclopedia)Cush or Kush kŭsh, ko͝osh [key]. 1 Son of Ham and father of the Asian nation of the same name, perhaps the same nation as one of similar name in E Mesopotamia. Gen. 10.8; 1 Chron. 1.10. 2 Benjamite ...

Nubia

(Encyclopedia)Nubia no͞oˈbēə [key], ancient state of NE Africa. At the height of its political power Nubia extended, from north to south, from the First Cataract of the Nile (near Aswan, Egypt) to Khartoum, in ...

Assurbanipal

(Encyclopedia)Assurbanipal äˈsho͝or– [key], d. 626? b.c., king of ancient Assyria (669–633 b.c.), son and successor of Esar-Haddon. The last of the great kings of Assyria, he drove Taharka out of Egypt and f...

Assyria

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Assyrian Empire (c.650 b.c.) Assyria əsĭrˈēə, ancient empire of W Asia. It developed around the city of Ashur, or Assur, on the upper Tigris River and south of the later capital, Nineveh....

Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (table)

(Encyclopedia)Dynasties of Ancient Egypt Old Kingdom (or Old Empire) First Intermediate Period Middle Kingdom (or Middle Empire) Second Intermediate Period New Kingdom (or New Empire) ...

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