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Nimlot
Namlit
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U1
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V13
nmrṯ
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Siamun (?)
Titles Great Chief of the Ma
God's Father
Father Shoshenq A
Mother Mehytenweskhet A
Spouse(s) Tentsepeh A
Issue Shoshenq I, Mehytenweskhet B
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Nimlot.

Nimlot A (transliteration:nmrṯ) was Great Chief of the Ma of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He is mainly known for being the father of Shoshenq I, who in turn was the founding pharaoh of the Twenty-second Dynasty.

Origins and Family[]

Nimlot was Great Chief of the Ma or Meshwesh, an ancient Libyan tribe. He inherited this title from his father, Shoshenq A, although his brother Pharaoh Osorkon might have held it in between. Nimlot's mother was Mehytenweskhet and his wife was Tentsepeh A. Their son was Shoshenq B who later became pharaoh Shoshenq I; for this reason Nimlot and Tentsepeh were posthumously called God's Father and God's Mother. It is probable that the couple also had a daughter, Mehytenweskhet B, who married the High Priest of Ptah Shedsunefertem.[1]

Attestations[]

Shoshenq B obtained by pharaoh Psusennes II the permission to build a great dedicatory inscription at Abydos in honor of his father. Nimlot A and Tentsepeh A are also mentioned in the genealogy reported on the stela of Pasenhor.[1]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Nimlot A's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kitchen 1996, § 85, 88, 90, 239, 437.

Bibliography[]

  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). Aris & Phillips Limited, Warminster.
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