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|At Leontopolis - conventional dates|
 Rudamun is quite poorly attested in the Monumental evidence; as Kitchen observed in his 1986 TIPE book, there are 'few traces of his reign.' Under him, some work was done on the Temple of Osiris Heqadjet (Ruler of Eternity) at Karnak and at Medinet Habu, where a vase bears his name. Finally a stone block at Medinet Habu names his Queen as Tadi[bast?]. Such a minor record is hardly in keeping with a monarch who ruled Middle and Upper Egypt (both Takelot III & Rudamun are attested from Thebes to as far north as Herakleopolis) for almost 2 decades. This feature rather suggests a far shorter reign of only 2-3 Years for Rudamun as Kitchen postulated in his 1986 TIPE book.
 In revised view then, if Medinet Habu was already built at his time, we would have to date Rudaman to the time of Ramses III/Nectanebo I or shortly thereafter. But in late period Pharaonic Egypt one has to be cautious chronologically speaking for sometimes stone blocks were used by later repair crews leaving the existing hieroglyphs in place.
 See also `Partisan royal epithets in the late 3rd intermediary period and the dynastic affiliations of Pedubast I and Iuput II' in JEA, Vol. 84, 1998, p. 220.
The highest year date for Peftjauabastet is 10.
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