Shoshenq VII

Hedjkheperre Setepenre Shoshenq (VII/VIa) Si-Ese Meryamun may have been an Egyptian king of the 23rd Dynasty, ruling Thebes in the period between the death of Takelot III and the Egyptian campaign of the Nubian king Piye, c. 755–730 BCE.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The length of his reign has been estimated variously as between five and twenty-five years. He is poorly attested and his existence remains a matter of some dispute, but is supported by leading experts on the Third Intermediate Period such as Gerard Broekman and Kenneth Kitchen.


  1. ^ Gerard P. F. Broekman: The Chronological Position of King Shoshenq Mentioned in Nile Level Record No. 3 on the Quay Wall of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak In: Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Bd. 33, 2005, pp. 75-89 ([1]).
  2. ^ Gerard P. F. Broekman: Once again the reign of Takeloth II; Another view on the chronology of the mid 22nd dynasty In: Ägypten und Levante Bd. 16, 2006, pp. 245-255 ([2]).
  3. ^ Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, David a. Warburton: Ancient Egyptian Chronology, 2006 ([3])
  4. ^ "The Libyan Period in Egypt" (PDF). 2007. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  5. ^ "Restoring the 23rd dynasty" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  6. ^ "Framing the 22nd dynasty" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  7. ^ "Looking at other reconstructions of the 22nd to the 35th dynasties" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-10-29.