720 BC was the first year Taharqa took his first breath. He was raised inside the Nubian capital of Napata. Taharqa was the son of King Piye and Queen Abar. He had the privilege to call Shepenwepet II his sister. Taharqa sadly died in 664 BC in Thebes Egypt before he could attempt to regain the throne. Many people say Taharqa happens to be the most powerful of The black pharaohs. Being the 5th pharaoh of the 25th dynasty, Taharqa ruled ancient Egypt. King Shabaka, who appears to have been Taharqa’s cousin asked him to go into a military campaign with him. Shabaka additionally requested him to bring an army north alongside the Nile from Nubia. He was quickly sent to Palestine when he arrived with the army in Memphis. Shabaka was anxious to defend the Egyptian border against the Assyrians. An invasion by Assyrian king Sennacherib met a blended army, wherein Taharqa was a prominent leader. both biblical and Assyrian sources point out his part in the campaign. Sennacherib was defeated, and the Hebrews enjoyed a time of independence under Egyptian protection. Taharqa was endorsed to adopt an aggressive posture in the direction of the Assyrians and believed the Egyptian and Nubian armies may want to defeat them. Taharqa succeeded Shabaka and became pharaoh in 690 BC. He married Amun-Dyekhet, and the couple had two sons. One was named Nesishutefnut, who became a prophet for the god Amon. While the other was Taharqa’s designated heir, Ushanahuru. The royal couple also had a daughter who was established as the high priestess at the temple of Amon, Amenirdis. For the first decade and a half of his rule, Taharqa reigned effectively as Egypt delighted in relative prosperity and peace. An outstandingly high flood destroyed most of the pests during the 6th year of Taharqa’s rule.It brought about an uncommonly amount of great harvests. Taharqa and the people took it as a sign of Amon’s blessing of Taharqa’s rule.He reestablished the Kawa temple in Kush and gave a wealthy donation for it. FOllowing most Nubian leaders, Taharqa built a pyramid for his tomb, in spite of the fact that other Egyptian rulers had given up the practice centuries before. His pyramid was found at Nuri in Nubia.In foreign affairs, Taharqa recognized the Assyrian Realm was experiencing a time of precariousness and weakness. Sennacherib was killed, and the succession was in question. As a result, Taharqa was able to mount an undertaking against the tribes in Libya to the west. He defeated them and won enough loot to claim a triumph. He too embraced a few minor expeditions to expand Egyptian control over the eastern Mediterranean coast from Ashkelon to Byblos. War with the Assyrians remained forthcoming, however. The throne of Assyria had been succeeded by Esarhaddon, and he accepted the root of his issues was in Egypt. In 674, the Assyrians attacked Egypt. Taharqa was able to utilize his information of the nearby geography to overcome the Assyrians at Ashkelon. He raised a stela to celebrate the victory, but the triumph didn’t last long. In 671, Esarhaddon returned with another armed force. He rapidly vanquished Taharqa and captured Memphis. Most royals were captured, counting Amun-Dyekhet and Ushanahuru. They were taken as slaves back to Assyria while Taharqa fled to Nubia. Most of the Assyrian troops withdrew from Egypt and cleared out nearby powers to keep order. Taharqa organized an anti-Assyrian resistance and marched with an armed force back into Egypt in 669. Esarhaddon collected an army but passed away on the way to fight Taharqa. The new Assyrian ruler, showed up with an armed force in 667. Taharqa was once more vanquished and fled to Nubia. The Assyrians took Thebes but did not thrust on more distant toward Nubia.