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piankhi

king of Cush (or Kush, in the Sudan) from about 750 to about 719 BC. He invaded Egypt from the south and ended the petty kingdoms of the 23rd dynasty (c. 823-c. 732 BC) in Lower Egypt. According to Egyptian tradition, his brother Shabaka founded the 25th dynasty, but Piye laid the foundations

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