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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name Kanakht Khaemwaset
Nebty Name  
Golden Horus Name  
Praenomen Hedjkheperre-setpenre (netjerheqawaset) "Bright are the manifestations of Re, Chosen of re"
Nomen Takelot-meryamun "Beloved of Amun"
Dates what's this?
egyptsite, piccione 860-835
von beckerath 841-816
grimal, arnold 850-825
redford 844-819
dodson 841-815
Predecessor Father, Osorkon II
Associated People
Son Osorkon, High Priest
Burial Place

Takelot, like most of the pharaohs in the 22nd Dynasty, placed his sons in the position of High Priest of Amun, and indeed, the line between the high priests and the pharaohs was quite blurry by the middle of this dynasty.

There are many arguments over where -- or whether -- to place Takelot II as a pharaoh. Some egyptologists believe that the High Priest of Amun, Osorkon, was a son of takelot, other that he was the father of Osorkon III, a pharaoh -- a few even believe that these two people are the same. Most assign him to the 22nd dynasty but a few (including D. Aston) assign him as the first pharaoh of the 23rd Dynasty and leading into the chaos of the multiple rulers in that dynasty.

Takelot was found in a tomb in Tanis, in a sarcophagus that he took from another pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom. The canopic jars and shabti figures were from his reign, but he usurped the coffin itself.



Sheshonq I
Nimlot I
Osorkon I
Sheshonq II
Osorkon II
Takelot II
Sheshonq III
Sheshonq V
Osorkon IV