The Royal Women

Amanishakheto – Warrior Queen of Nubia

The birth or death date of Kandake (the word for queen in the Meroitic language) Amanishakheto is not known; however, it is believed that she reigned in the first century somewhere between 10 BC to 1 AD after succeeding Queen Amanirenas. It is important to note that exact dates of the Kushites are uncertain until the Middle Ages. Most recognise Amanishakheto by her jewellery collection found in her pyramid at Meroë (present-day Sudan) in [read more]