The Hunt for Herihor: Waning Pharaonic Power and Advent of Priest-kings–Part I | Ancient Origins Members Site


The Hunt for Herihor: Waning Pharaonic Power and Advent of Priest-kings–Part I

The Hunt for Herihor: Waning Pharaonic Power and Advent of Priest-kings–Part I

Early in the Twenty-First Dynasty, a High Priest of Amun-Re, Herihor, declared himself ruler. The custodians of the cult of the state god finally got what they had always yearned for—overtly and covertly —absolute power. Weakened by political ...

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