Rich McQuillen
re: Tanis and Psusennes I
Sat Apr 14, 2018 17:54
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"did not become a royal city before Psusennes I, who had so much from the royal city of Ramesses II [whose branch of the Nile had silted up] dragged there."
-- I just watched "Secrets of the dead: The silver pharoah" yesterday to learn this. :)

Now something I'm confused about is Smendes, 1077/10761052 BC, seems to have reigned from Tanis before Psusennes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smendes
"While Smendes' precise origins remain a mystery, he is thought to have been a powerful governor in Lower Egypt during the Renaissance era of Ramesses XI and his base of power was Tanis"
...
"Wenamun first visits Smendes at Tanis and personally presented his letters of accreditation to Smendes"

  • re: Psusennes I and SolomonMarianne Luban, Sat Apr 14 13:05
    Anonymous wrote: "This article by Nadav Na'aman may be of interest, as it links King David and Pharaoh Psusennes I: "Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt" (Numbers XIII 22), Vetus... more
    • re: Psusennes I and SolomonAnonymous, Mon Apr 16 16:33
      Anonymous wrote: "This article by Nadav Na'aman may be of interest, as it links King David and Pharaoh Psusennes I: "Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt" (Numbers XIII 22), Vetus... more
      • re: Psusennes I and SolomonMarianne Luban, Mon Apr 16 17:21
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        • re: Psusennes I and SolomonAnonymous , Wed Apr 18 16:55
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    • re: Tanis and Psusennes I — Rich McQuillen, Sat Apr 14 17:54
      • re: Tanis and Psusennes IMarianne Luban, Sun Apr 15 11:19
        Rich wrote: "Now something I'm confused about is Smendes, 1077/10761052 BC, seems to have reigned from Tanis before Psusennes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smendes "While Smendes' precise origins... more
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