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Egyptian king Taharqa

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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Granite ram of Amun with King Taharqa. Dynasty 25, 690-664 BC. From Kawa in Nubia. British Museum, EA 1779. Image by L. M. Clancy, 2009/09/13.

The worship of Amun, imported into Nubia by the Egyptians, was carried on with great zeal by the royal family of the twenty-fifth dynasty. Taharqa built or enlarged several temples in honor of Amun. This statue symbolizes the god's protection of the king.