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Kushite King of Meroe
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Predecessor Aspelta
Successor Malonaqen
Spouse Atamataka, Piankh-her, Maletasen, Amanitakaye, Akhe(qa)?
Issue King Malonaqen
Full name
Aramatle-qo Neferibre
Father Aspelta
Mother Queen Henuttakhbit
Burial Nuri 9
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Arematle-qo Neferibre [1]
in hieroglyphs

Aramatle-qo[2] or Amtalqa was a Nubian king. Dunham and Macadam claim that he used the throne name 'Neferibre'.[1]

Török mentions that Aspelta used the following prenomen and nomen:[3]
Prenomen: Wadjkare ("Re is one whose ka endures")
Nomen: Aramatle-qo


Aramatle-qo was the son and successor of King Aspelta and Queen Henuttakhbit. He had several wives:[1]

  • Atamataka, her pyramid is located at Nuri (Nu. 55). A heart-scarab belonging to Atamataka was found in Nu. 57.
  • Piankh-her. Buried at Nuri (Nu. 57)
  • Akhe(qa?) was a daughter of Aspelta (and possibly Henuttakhbit). She may have been a sister wife of Aramatle-qo. She is buried at Nuri (Nu. 38)
  • Amanitakaye, was a daughter of Aspelta and a sister-wife of Aramatle-qo. She is the mother of King Malonaqen. Buried at Nuri (Nu. 26). Known from a shawabti and other funerary items.
  • Maletasen is known from a shabti. She was buried at Nuri (Nu. 39).


Aramatle-qo is primarily attested by his pyramid Nu 9 in Nuri which dates to the end of the 6th or the 5th century BC. A votive object bearing his name originates from Meroe.[4] A piece of jewelry from Aramatle-qo's pyramid, a gold collar necklace which bears his name, was found here. It may have belonged to the king himself or to one of his courtiers.


  1. ^ a b c Dows Dunham and M. F. Laming Macadam, Names and Relationships of the Royal Family of Napata, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 35 (Dec., 1949), pp. 139-149
  2. ^ Derek A. Welsby, The Kingdom of Kush, British Museum Press, 1996. p.207
  3. ^ László Török, The kingdom of Kush: handbook of the Napatan-Meroitic Civilization
  4. ^ Lazlo Török: Meroe City, an Ancient African Capital, London 1997, S. 236-39, ISBN 0-85698-137-0

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Rulers of Kush

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