Amanislo's cartouches on a lion figure
|Kushite king of Meroë|
|Reign||around 260–250 BCE|
|Burial||Meroe, Beg. S 5|
Monuments and Inscriptions
Amanislo is mainly known from his pyramid at Meroë. He is buried in Meroe, Beg. S 5. From the position of his pyramid it has been argued that he was the successor of king Arakamani and the predecessor of Amantekha.
He is also known from an inscription on a granite lion figure, originally belonged to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III and now at the British Museum. There is also a column drum, found at Semna perhaps providing his name, although the reading is uncertain.
In modern culture
- László Török, The kingdom of Kush: handbook of the Napatan-Meroitic Civilization, 1997
- Derek A. Welsby, The Kingdom of Kush (Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1998)