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 Shoshenq III

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Shoshenq III Famous memorial

Birth
Egypt
Death unknown
Egypt
Burial Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt
Plot Tomb V
Memorial ID 42283164 View Source

Egyptian Pharaoh. He ruled during Egypt's Twenty-second Dynasty, coming to the throne in 837 BC on the death of Osorkon II. This was in a time of instability referred to as the Third Intermediate Period. During his reign the political unity of Egypt began to break down as Pedubast I seized power in Thebes, leaving all subsequent Twenty-second Dynasty Pharaohs in control of Lower Egypt only. The legitimacy of Shoshenq's own claim to the throne is also somewhat unclear as he was not a son of his predecessor and his family tree is unclear. He is recorded as ruling for thirty-nine years and celebrating his Heb Sed jubilee festival in the thirtieth year of his reign. He fathered at least four sons who all held positions of authority during their father's reign, but who all predeceased him, leaving the unrelated Shoshenq IV to succeed him when he died in 798 BC.

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  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 22 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42283164
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42283164/shoshenq_iii : accessed ), memorial page for Shoshenq III (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42283164, citing Royal Tomb Complex, Tanis, Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt ; Maintained by Find a Grave .