Victory Stela of Piankhi

(725 BCE)

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The Victory Stela of Piankhi—also known as Piye, the name used on the stone slab—dates to Egypt's Twenty-fifth Dynasty (ca. 747–656 bce), during the twenty-first year of Piankhi's reign (ca. 747–716 bce). The Victory Stela of Piankhi was intended to justify his rulership over all of Egypt. The stela was designed to represent Piankhi, who was a Nubian, as a true Egyptian and as superior to his Libyan opponent in the Nile Delta. Nubia was located along the Nile River just south of Egypt in an...