Egyptian Pharaoh. His name means "Osorkon, Beloved of Amun", and he ruled Egypt during the 22nd Dynasty. He came to power in 874 BC and was one of the stronger Pharaohs of the Third Intermediate Period. He suppressed rival claimants to the High Priesthood of Amun at Thebes and appointed his own son, Nimlot, as High Priest in order to maintain his influence there. He sought alliances with Egypt's neighbours as a defence against the rising power of Assyria, and allied himself with the Kings of Israel. He died in 850 BC and was buried with the other rulers of the 22nd Dynasty at Tanis. The most famous treasure of his reign is the "Osokon Triad", a fine gold statuette of the Gods Osiris, Horus and Isis, which was found when his tomb was discovered by Pierre Montet in 1939.
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