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Shoshenq
Sheshonk
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ššnq
Predecessor:
Shedsunefertem
High Priest of Ptah Successor:
Osorkon
Dynasty 22nd Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Shoshenq IOsorkon I
Titles High Priest of Ptah
Father Shedsunefertem
Mother Mehytenweskhet or Tentsepeh
Issue Osorkon
Burial Saqqara (?)
For other pages by this name, see Shoshenq.

Shoshenq (transliteration: ššnq) was an ancient Egyptian priest of the Twenty-second Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Family[]

Shoshenq was the eldest son of the High Priest of Ptah Shedsunefertem. His mother was probably one of Shedsunefertem's known wives; Mehytenweskhet, who was probably the daughter of the Great Chief of the Ma Nimlot and a sister of Pharaoh Shoshenq I, or princess Tentsepeh, who was a daughter of either Siamun[1] or Psusennes II.[2] In either case, Shoshenq was related to the royal family through his mother. He had a (half-)brother named Ptahshepses.

Shoshenq succeeded his father in office as High Priest of Ptah in Memphis. He was later succeeded by his son Osorkon.[2]

Burial[]

Given his priestly position at Memphis, Shoshenq was presumably buried at the city's necropolis at Saqqara.

References[]

  1. Dodson 2019, p. 74.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kitchen 1996.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A., 2012 (Revised and Updated 2019 Edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). Aris & Phillips, Warminster.
Predecessor:
Shedsunefertem
High Priest of Ptah
22nd Dynasty
Successor:
Osorkon
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