Taharka is probably one of the most famous rulers of Napatan Kush.
He was 32 when he became king and was heir to a kingdom that
included not only Kush but Egypt as well. He is said to have
commanded military campaigns in Western Asia as far away as
Palestine and led expeditions all the way to Spain. Taharka's great
accomplishments were overshadowed however by constant
aggression by the Assyrian (modern day Iraq) war machine.
Though his battles to save his sister state of Egypt from Assyrian domination were eventually
unsuccessful, he did wage a relentless struggle. From 677 to 664BC,
Taharka would go into battle against an Assyrian king, his son, and
eventually his grandson making Assyria pay dearly for its victory.