Taharqa

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Rita Wallaert
published on 10 October 2016

Nubian king Taharqa (c. 690-671 BCE) who is equated with the biblical king Tirhakah from II Kings 19:9 (though this claim is contested). In 671 BCE, Esarhaddon captured Taharqa's family and a number of other nobles and sent them in chains back to Nineveh, though Taharqa managed to escape.
National Museum of Sudan.

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