Biography of Faraón de Egipto Sheshonq I (945-924 a.C.)

(Shshnq) First Pharaoh of the Egyptian dynasty XXII, son of Tentsepekh and Lamintu (Nimlot), that had happened the last ruler of the former dynasty, Psusennes II, died without male heir. Shoshenq I sought to legitimize its Crown, which married his son - the future Osorkón I- Maatkare, a daughter of Psusennes II. Shoshenq I, whose name neswt bity was Hedjkheperre, opened in Egypt called Libyan dynasty or bubastita, as the family seat of their lineage, origin mashawash Bubastis. He/She had started his career as a military, and reached the position of Commander (great Chief of the Ma) and Advisor to the Pharaoh. Once in power, and from Tanis, it was restoring the unity of the country and eliminating opposition to their person through matrimonial alliances and political appointments. Iuput appointed his son high priest of Amun in Karnak and Generalissimo of the army of the high Egypt, thus controlling the Theban region. In Herakleopolis it ranked another of his sons, Nimlot(Pentreshnes, woman of Libyan origin had), as a military leader. After having controlled Egypt in an attempt to regain the glorious past of the country, was launched to the foreign policy and renewed the bonds of friendship with the King of Byblos (Jbeil) Abi-Baal (there a statue of him has been located). He/She opened new trade routes with the independent Nubia, possibly after having carried out a military campaign. The most significant fact was the reception he/she gave to Jeroboam I, son of Nebat, when it fled from Solomon, who had revolted in Palestine. This action would allow more late to intervene in such country, against Rehoboam, the son and heir of Solomon, and obtain as booty the treasures of the temple and the Palace in Jerusalem. He/She commanded such victories record at the Temple of Amon at Karnak in the new portal ("Portal of the bubastitas") a playground built by the architect Horemsaf. Also it let news of his Palestinian campaigns in a huge Estela de la Victoria, erected in the Israelite fortress of Megiddo. In addition to build in some places (Temple of Amun at El-Hibeh), opened the quarries of the Gebel el-Silsileh.

Shoshenq I was succeeded by his son Osorkon I, had his real wife Karamat. He/She was buried in the royal necropolis of Tanis, in an antechamber of the great Tomb that had contained the remains of Psusennes I.