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Taharka

Taharka (təhärˈkə) or Tirhakah (tērˈəkə, tērhäˈkə), d. 663 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, last ruler of the XXV dynasty; son of Piankhi. Before he was king, he led the Egyptians against Sennacherib, who disastrously defeated him. Seizing (688 B.C.) the throne by force, Taharka established a residence at Tanis. In 671 he lost Memphis and Lower Egypt to the Assyrians under Esar-Haddon. On the withdrawal of the Assyrians, Taharka again entered Lower Egypt, only to be expelled (667) by Assurbanipal. He restored the temples at Napata.
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October 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on Thursday has concluded ground forces manoeuvres dubbed "Descendants of Tirhakah" in the desert area north of the capital, Khartoum.
It is noteworthy that the closing ceremony of the "Descendants of Tirhakah" manoeuvres was attended by the Sudan's President and SAF's Supreme Commander Omer al-Bashir besides the Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and a number of army commanders.
Furthermore (and rather exceptionally), no name is given to the embattled Egyptian ruler in the Annals, whereas the Bible specifically states that "King Tirhakah of Nubia had come out to fight" Sennacherib.