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Amaniastabarqa was a Kushite king of Meroë who ruled c.510–487 BCE.[3]


He is the presumed successor of Karkamani, according to the sequence of the Nubian pyramids at Nuri where he was buried (no. 2).[1] The pyramid was excavated by a Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1917.[4] As a result, many of the object belonged to him are now in Boston, including ushabtis, pottery, foundation deposits, stone objects and gold artifacts.[5][6] A granite gneiss stela bearing Amaniastabarqa's cartouches, again from Nuri, is now in Boston too (acc. no. 17-2-1910B).[3]
Other artifacts of him are in the Antiquities Museum of Khartoum, noticeably a gold pectoral.[4]


  1. ^ a b Török, László (1994). Eide, Tormod (ed.). Fontes Historiae Nubiorum I. Bergen: Klassisk Institut, Universitetet i Bergen. pp. 299–300. ISBN 82-991411-6-8.
  2. ^ Von Beckerath, Jürgen (1997). Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen. Mainz: Von Zabern. pp. 270–271. ISBN 3-8053-2591-6.
  3. ^ a b Stele of King Amaniastabarqa. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  4. ^ a b Dunham, Dows (1952). "Notes on a Gold Pectoral from Napata". Journal of Near Eastern Studies. 11 (2): 111–112.
  5. ^ "Amaniastabarqa" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  6. ^ Dunham, Dows; Macadam, M. V. Laming (1949). "Names and Relationships of the Royal Family of Napata". The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 35: 141.
Preceded by
Rulers of Kush
Meroitic Period
Succeeded by