Egyptian Pharaoh. He came to power in 850 BC, ruling during the 22nd Dynasty in the era known as the Third Intermediate Period. He was initially able to keep Southern Egypt under control because his brother, Nimlot, ruled over it as High Priest of Amun at Thebes. Trouble broke out on Nimlot's death in the eleventh year of Takelot's reign when Thebes rejected his choice of his son, Prince Osorkon, as High Priest and rebelled, but he had the uprising ruthlessly put down and it's leaders executed. After a brief interlude of peace, further unrest blighted much of the rest of his reign and it was during these troubled times that he resorted to ordering expeditions to the Valley of the Kings to search for treasure in the royal tombs. He died in 825 BC and was buried at Tanis in a looted sarcophagus.
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