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12 Facts About Piye
Piye was once thought to have used the throne name 'Menkheperre' but this prenomen has now been recognized as belonging to a local Theban king named Ini instead who was a contemporary of Piye.
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Piye viewed his campaign as a Holy War, commanding his soldiers to cleanse themselves ritually before beginning battle.
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Piye's highest known date was long thought to be the "Year 24 III Akhet day 10" date mentioned in the "Smaller Dakhla Stela" from the Sutekh temple of Mut el-Kharab in the Dakhla Oasis.
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Kenneth Kitchen has suggested a reign of 31 years for Piye, based on the Year 8 donation stela of a king Shepsesre Tefnakht who is commonly viewed as Piye's opponent.
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Piye's tomb was located next to the largest Pyramid in the cemetery, designated Ku.
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Piye's body had been placed on a bed which rested in the middle of the chamber on a stone bench with its four corners cut away to receive the legs of the bed so that the bed platform lay directly on the bench.
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Piye was played by Chris Rochester in The 25th Dynasty, an animated short film produced in 2012, written and directed by Jason Young.
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