Mentuemhat


Mentuemhat
(fl. 700–650 BC)
   Fourth prophet of Amun and mayor of Thebes. Son of Nesptah, who had similar titles, and Istemkheb. He was the virtual ruler of Thebes and UpperEgyptat the end of Dynasty 25 and is named in Assyrian accounts as prince of Thebes. Mentuemhat skilfully kept his position during and after the Assyrian conquest but submitted in 656 BC to Psamtik I, who recognized his position. He was succeeded by his son, Nesptah, but Psamtik I eventually managed to remove the family from power. His large tomb is located on the western bank of the Nile and has not been fully excavated.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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