Statue Anlamani (British Museum, London)
|Kushite king of Napata|
|Reign||c 620–600 BCE|
|Burial||Nuri (Nu. 6)|
Under his reign, Kush experienced a revival in its power. Anlamani was the son of Senkamanisken, his predecessor, and the elder brother of Aspelta, his successor.
Anlamani used titles based on those of the Egyptian pharaohs.
Anlamani is particularly well known from a stela discovered in a temple at Kawa. The stela records his mother Nasalsa's visit to Kawa to watch his official coronation as king. It also notes his decision to make four of his sisters as "sistrum-players" in the National temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal and reports the king's campaign against certain nomadic tribes who threatened Kawa.
Two granite statues of this king have been found in Jebel Barkal while a block from Meroë bearing his name is known. One of the statues is today located in the National Museum of Khartoum, Sudan) while the other (a 12 foot high statue) is in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Anlamani was buried in pyramid Nu. 6 in Nuri. In his tomb stood a large chamber, decorated with religious texts, and his sarcophagus.
- Dows Dunham & M. F. Laming Macadam: Names and Relationships of the Royal Family of Napata. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 35 (1949), pp.139-149
- László Török, The kingdom of Kush: handbook of the Napatan-Meroitic Civilization
- Derek A. Welsby/Julie R. Anderson (Hrsg.): Sudan, Ancient Treasurers, London 2004, S. 168, Nr. 148
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