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Nimlot
n
Z2
mAr Z1
T
nmrṯ
Predecessor:
Padibastet
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Takelot
Dynasty 22nd Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Takelot IOsorkon II
Titles King's Son
High Priest of Amun
High Priest of Heryshaf
Vizier of Upper Egypt
General
Nomarch of Nehet-Khent
Mayor of Heracleopolis Magna and Per-Sekhemkheperre
Count
Father Osorkon II
Mother Djedmutiuesankh
Spouse(s) Tentsepeh
Issue Takelot II, Karomama, Djedptahiuefankh, Shepensopdet
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Nimlot.

Nimlot (transliteration: nmrṯ) was an ancient Egyptian prince of the Twenty-second Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Family[]

From the stela of Pasenhor it is known that Nimlot was the son of Pharaoh Osorkon II by a secondary wife named Djedmutiuesankh.[1] His (half-)brothers are Shoshenq, who became High Priest of Ptah in Memphis, and Hornakhte, who became High Priest of Amun in Tanis. His (half-)sisters include; Tashakheper, Karomama, Tjesbastetperu, Tentsepeh, and Qedmerut.

Nimlot was married to a certain Tentsepeh. Four children are known; Takelot II, Karomama, Djedptahiuefankh, and Shepensopdet.

Biography[]

Even before becoming High Priest of Amun, Nimlot already held various positions such as Count, Governor of Upper Egypt, General and army leader, High Priest of Heryshaf, Chief of Heracleopolis Magna and Per-Sekhemkheperre, as shown on the Cairo Museum stela JdE 45327 dating to Year 16 of Osorkon II.[2] After this date he received the office of High Priest of Amun in Thebes,[3] leaving the government of Herakleopolis to one of his sons, Djedptahiuefankh.[4]

There is no record about his mandate as High Priest of Amun, hence it possibly was quite brief.[5] He died before the end of his father's reign since his son Takelot F (the future king Takelot II) succeeded him in office as High Priest of Amun towards the end of Osorkon II's reign.[6]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Nimlot' tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. Kitchen 1996, op. cit., § 85.
  2. Kitchen 1996, op. cit., § 86.
  3. Kitchen 1996, op. cit., § 157.
  4. Kitchen 1996, op. cit., § 300.
  5. Kitchen 1996, op. cit., § 162.
  6. Aston 1989, p. 147.

Bibliography[]

  • Aston, D., 1989: Takelot II, A King of the 'Theban Twenty-Third Dynasty?. JEA 75.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (c.1100-650 BC). Aris & Phillips Ltd, Warminster.
Predecessor:
Padibastet
High Priest of Amun
22nd Dynasty
Successor:
Takelot
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