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Takelot
V13
V31
D21
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tklt
Predecessor:
Horsaiset
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Osorkon
Dynasty 23rd Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Padibastet I and Shoshenq VI
Titles High Priest of Amun
Father Padibastet I (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Takelot.

Takelot (transliteration: tklt) was an ancient Egyptian High Priest of Amun of the Twenty-third Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Takelot succeeded Horsaiset B in office as High Priest sometime prior to Year 23 of Pharaoh Padibastet I, since Nile Level records first mention the latter in office at this time.[1] Takelot's origins remain unknown, but he clearly was on good terms with both Padibastet I and Shoshenq VI under whom he served as High Priest.

Prince Osorkon B, according to his Chronicle, regained control of Thebes in Year 39 of Shoshenq III. He restored himself as High Priest of Amun. The fate of his rivals Shoshenq VI and Takelot E after Osorkon's triumph remains unknown. Only when Shoshenq III died in his Year 41, did Osorkon declare himself pharaoh over Upper Egypt as Osorkon III, bestowing the position of high priest onto his son, Takelot G.

References[]

  1. Dodson 2019, p. 125.

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.
Predecessor:
Horsaiset
High Priest of Amun
23rd Dynasty
Successor:
Osorkon
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