c.976 - c.914 BC
King of Egypt

Shoshenk I, or Shishak, a Libyan soldier from the Nile delta, obtained power and ruled the entire area of Egypt.

The Bible recalls his plundering of Jerusalem. According to the Old Testament Shishak supported Jeroboam, the pretender who challenged the right of Solomon's son to succeed to the Israelite throne.

Shoshenk's victories were celebrated by reliefs and inscriptions at Karnak.

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