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El reinado de Pimay sólo duró seis años, y a su conclusión la situación se deterioró un poco más aún, imponiéndose la anarquía en el Bajo Egipto, dejando predecir los principales acontecimientos que se desarrollarán algunas décadas más tarde y que encontrarán su final con la invasión Kushita.
Testimonios de su época [editar]
Sólo se han encontrado algunos objetos del dignatario en el área del delta del Nilo.
- Estela del Serapeum de Saqqara, en el Louvre.
- Se conserva en el Museo Británico una estatuilla en bronce que representa al faraón Pamiy, coronado con el hedyet y arrodillado, en actitud respetuosa, ofreciendo los tarros Nou a una divinidad desconocida.
En el 2º año de su reinado, se entierra a un toro Apis en el Serapeum de Saqqara y en la estela que depositó Pamiy sobre la pared del nicho destinado al dios se precisa que Apis se había revelado en el año 28º de Sheshonq III y que vivió 26 años.
Esta preciosa información permite establecer una cronología de los reyes de este periodo certificando así la duración del reinado de su padre, y aunque algunas ciudades del Delta mostraban señales cada vez más marcadas de autonomía, la dinastía de Tanis poseía el control de las instituciones del estado e incluso el control del país hasta Menfis.
|Titulatura||Jeroglífico||Transliteración (transcripción) - traducción - (procedencia)|
|Nombre de Nesut-Bity:|| |
|usr m3ˁt rˁ stp n imn (Usermaatra Setepenamón) |
Poderosa es la justicia (Maat) de Ra, elegido de Amón
|Nombre de Sa-Ra:|| |
|p3 my mr imn (Pamiy Meryamón) |
Pamiy, amado de Amón
|Nombre de Sa-Ra:|| |
|p3 my (Pamiy) |
- ↑ Cronología según Grimal, Arnold y Shaw.
- Kitchen, K. A. (1986) The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100-650 B.C.) 2ª ed. Warminster.
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|Year 2 Apis stela from Pami's reign found in Saqqara. Louvre|
|Pharaoh of Egypt|
|Reign||785 – 778 BC, 22nd Dynasty|
Usermaatre Setepenre Pami was an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled Egypt for 7 years. He was a member of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt of Meshwesh Libyans who had been living in the country since the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt when their ancestors infiltrated into the Egyptian Delta from Libya. Their descendants began to rule Egypt from the mid-940s BC onwards with the ascendance of Shoshenq I to power. Pami's name, in Egyptian, means the Cat or "He who belongs to the Cat [Bastet]."
Pami's precise relationship with his immediate predecessor—Hedjkheperre Setepenre Shoshenq IV--is unknown but he is attested as the father of Shoshenq V in a Year 11 Serapeum stela dating to the latter's reign. Pami was once assumed to be Pimay, the third son of Shoshenq III who served as the "Great Chief of Ma" under his father. However, the different orthographies of their names (Pami vs. Pimay) prove that they were 2 different individuals. In addition, the name Pami translates as 'The Cat' in Egyptian whereas the name Pimay means 'The Lion.' Pami's name was mistakenly transcribed as Pimay by past historians based upon the common belief that he was Shoshenq III's son. This is now recognised to be an erroneous translation of this king's nomen/name which should rather be written as Pami. While a previous Dynasty 22 king held the title 'Great Chief of the Ma' before ascending the throne–namely Shoshenq I–Shoshenq III's son, Pimay, was a different man from king Pami because their names are different. Moreover, if Pimay did indeed outlive his father, he should have then succeeded his father as king rather than the obscure Shoshenq IV who is not attested as a son of Shoshenq III. Consequently, it seems certain that Shoshenq III outlived all of his sons through his nearly 4 decade long reign.
While a minority of scholars hold to the traditional view that Pami was Pimay, a son of Shoshenq III by his wife Queen Djed-Bast-Es-Ankh, no archaeological evidence proves that Pami was ever a son of Shoshenq III. The different spelling and meanings of the word Pami and Pimay and the fact that Shoshenq III was actually succeeded by Shoshenq IV—rather than Pimay as was once thought—suggest rather that Pami was a son of his obscure predecessor--Shoshenq IV instead.
 Reign Length
Two Apis bulls were buried in Pami's own reign—one each during his Second and Sixth Year respectively. The Year 2 II Peret day 1 Serapeum stela from Pami's reign states that 26 Years passed between Year 28 of Shoshenq III–the burial of the previous Apis Bull—and Year 2 of Pami. Pami's Highest Year Date was originally thought to be his 6th Year based on his Year 6 Serapeum stela. However, in 1998, Pierre Tallet, Susanne Bickel and Marc Gabolde from the University of Montpellier published the surviving contents of a reused stone block from an enclosure wall at Heliopolis in a BIFAO 98(1998) paper titled "Heliopolitan Annals from the Third Intermediate Period." According to the article, the block is 2 cubits (104 cm) large and likely formed the right inside side of a doorway. The block is essentially an Annal document which postdates Pami's reign and was originally part of a larger monument which catalogued the deeds of various Dynasty 22 Pharaohs. However, only the section concerning Pami's reign has survived. It chronicles this king's Yearly donations both to the gods of the Great Temple of Heliopolis and to other local deities and temples in this city. While the ending of the block is damaged, a 7th Regnal Year can be clearly seen for Pami and a brief 8th Year in the lost or erased section is possible. In any event, his Highest Year Date is now his 7th Year and Pami would have reigned for almost 7 full years based upon this document.
- ^ Peter Clayton, Chronicle of the Pharaohs, Thames & Hudson Ltd, (1994), p.185
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