Victory Stela of Piankhi

(725 BCE)

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The campaign detailed on the Victory Stela of Piankhi was a major milestone in the fight for Nubian control over Egypt, and the stela itself is one of the most extensive military documents dating to this time period. Before the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, the Nubians were generally under Egyptian control, as is evident in Middle Kingdom Egyptian forts in the region as well as a statement placed on the boundary stela of Sesostris III, of the nineteenth century bce...