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Taharqa In 700 B.C during the 25 dynasty in Egypt, when the Ethiopian Warrior-Prince Taharka was a young general, but before he had been ceded the throne by his uncle Shabataka. It is this same Taharka (referred to in early Spanish chronicles as Tarraco) that led a garrison into Spain and invaded it during this period. There is clear and indisputable reference to this in a manuscript by Florian de Ocampo, Cronica General published in Medina del Campo in 1553. The name of the invading general is given as Tarraco. He is not only identified as head of the Ethiopian army. The reference is more specific. It says he was later to become a king of Egypt. The name, the period, the historical fact of his generalship and his later kingship of Egypt, his Ethiopian origin and the wide-ranging trade and exploration of the Ethiopian in this period, all attest to the validity of this reference. Also the most persuasive of all is the fact that cartouches of the Upper Egyptian kings of this period have been found in Spain! Evidence of such cartouches may be found in the journal of the Epigraphic Society (Vol. 7, No. 171-April 1971)[Golden Age of the Moor by Ivan Van Sermita] Taharka was EVEN mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, under the name ‘Taharqa’. Taharka,[Taharqa/Tarraco] Also led a Army into Palestine to support the Israelite king Hezekiah against the Assyrians; Defending Israel who was his ally. He is therefore in the Bible in two places, 2 Kings 19:9, and Isaiah 37:9. For this and other feats, Starbo [Greek Scholar] included Taharka in a list of history’s greatest conquerors. Taharka was also mentioned by Another Roman historian, Diodorus of Sicily.

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