Biography of Piankhy o Peye King of Egipto Piankhi (747-716 a.C.)

(Pi-ankh-y or Py) King of the Egyptian dynasty XXV, son and successor of Kashta, who is known very little, and King also Kush, whose real titulatura was partly copy of Thutmosis III. Once in power, with the name neswt bity of Menkheperre (had other names of this title) and that of Peye, as Sa Ra, was proclaimed protector of Thebes, while in the North of the country had the rivalry of Tefnakht I, King of Sais, who was extending its power southwards, gaining for its cause at Hermopolis (Nimlot)Leontopolis (Iuput II) and Herakleopolis (Peftjauauybastet). Piankhi troops defeated Tefnakht & its United, as we know from the triumphal stele (Estela de la Victoria), granite and 1.80 m high, which did raise the kushite King at the Temple of Amun of Gebel Barkal, Sudan (now in the Cairo Museum). Piankhi in person could then conquer It-tauy and other enclaves, and arose in Memphis, a city that took after a strong siege. The heads of the North recognized him as King, and after this submission, Piankhi confirmed four of them in their respective constituencies: Iuput II at Leontopolis, Osorkón IV at Tanis, Peftjauauybastet in Herakleopolis and Nimlot at Hermopolis (to this after having defeated). Tefnakht, for its part, had been forced to flee, becoming strong; However, he/she ended up undergoing to King Piankhi who proclaimed fidelity. After some religious parties, Piankhi, the King of Kush, returned to Napata and such remoteness caused that local authorities appear in different parts of the country. Tefnakht was able to return and was proclaimed Pharaoh at Sais, where he/she was respected by some Governors. He/She thus opened the Egyptian dynasty XXIV. Piankhi, called Peye in some of their documents of Napata, know some of his character traits: respect the vanquished, love horses, sweetness of character, devotion to the Egyptian divinities, observance of the rites. The triumphal stele is known the name of the members of his family: the of four wives (Abiru, Kensa, Peksater and Tabiry), those of their children - among them, the Prince Khaliut and Shabataka and Taharqa-, which would become Kings), and those of her daughters (Arty, Naparaya, Tabekenamon, Tekahatamani and Shepenupet II). Among these, the best known is Shepenupet II, divine wife of Amon, charge that had introduced it his aunt Amenirdis I, also divine wife. Piankhi was buried in the necropolis of El-Kurru (Sudan) kushite and not far from his grave was also buried two of their favorite horses, which had caused effect even to Sargón II, Assyrian king. On the throne his brother Shabakasucceeded him.