Nasakhma

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Nasakhma
Kushite King of Meroe
Predecessor Siaspiqa
Successor Malewiebamani
Spouse Queen Saka'aye
Issue Malewiebamani and possibly Talakhmani
Full name
Nasakhma
Burial Nuri 19
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Nasakhma
in hieroglyphs

Nasakhma (Nasakhmaqa) was a Kushite King of Meroe.

He was the successor of king Siaspiqa.

Nasakhma was succeeded by Malewiebamani, who may have been his eldest son. It is possible that Talakhmani was a younger son of Nasakhma who took the throne after his brother Malewiebamani.[1] Another possibility is that Talakhmani is Malewiebamani's son [2] and thus possibly Nasakhma's grandson.

Nasakhma was buried at Nuri (Nu. 19).[1] The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds several objects that may belong to Nasakhma: shabtis, vessel fragments, etc. excavated form his tomb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Samia Dafa'alla, Succession in the Kingdom of Napata, 900-300 B.C., The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1 (1993), pp. 167-174