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Preceded by:
Shoshenq IIc (?)
Pharaoh of Egypt
22nd Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Osorkon II
Takelot I
Reign
884-871 BC (13 years)
Praenomen
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Hedjkheperre-Setepenre
Radiant Manifestation of Re,
Chosen of Re
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Takelot-Meryamun
Takelot, Beloved of Amun
Legacy
Father Osorkon I
Mother Tashedkhonsu
Consort(s) Kapes
Issue Osorkon II
Died 871 BC
Burial NRT I, Tanis
For other pages by this name, see Takelot.

Hedjkheperre-Setepenre Takelot I (transliteration: tklṯ) is an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Twenty-second Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. His authority in Upper Egypt was undermined by the High Priests of Amun, his half-brothers Iuwalot and Smendes III.

Family[]

Takelot I was the son of Pharaoh Osorkon I and Queen Tashedkhonsu. His older half-brothers include; Shoshenq, Iuwalot and Smendes III, all of whom held the position of High Priest of Amun consecutively. Takelot may have been preceded on the throne by Shoshenq IIa, IIb and IIc, perhaps a line of kings identifiable with Takelot's eldest half-brother Shoshenq and his descendents.

Takelot's queen consort was Kapes, who bore him Osorkon II, who would become his sucessor on the throne.

Rivalry[]

Takelot I was favored in succession over his brothers Iuwalot and Smendes III, perhaps due to his mother's queenly status. This evidently inspired rivalry to his rule by his brothers in Upper Egypt. Several Nile Level Texts at Thebes mention the High Priests of Amun Iuwalot and Smendes III in Years 5, 8 and 14 of a deliberately anonymous king who can only be their brother Takelot I. This rivalry in the south became even more apparent after Takelot I's reign. When Smendes III died, his son declared himself pharaoh of Upper Egypt as Horsaiset, bestowing his father's post as High Priest of Amun directly onto his own son, Padibastet.

Attestations[]

Initially, Takelot was believed to be an ephemeral 22nd Dynasty Pharaoh since no monuments at Tanis or Lower Egypt could be conclusively linked to his reign – or even mentioned his existence, except for the famous Stela of Pasenhor, which dates to Year 37 of Shoshenq V.

Burial[]

Takelot I was buried in NRT I at the royal necropolis of Tanis.

Predecessor:
Shoshenq IIc (?)
Pharaoh of Egypt
22nd Dynasty
Successor:
Osorkon II
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