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This is an incomplete list for rulers with the titles of Qore (king], and Kandake (queen) of the Kingdom of Kush. Some of the dates are only rough estimates. While the chronological list is well known only a few monarchs have definite dates. These include those leaders who also ruled Ancient Egypt and those who ruled during famous invasions or famous trade expeditions. The others are based on estimates made by Fritz Hintze. The estimates are based on the average length of the reigns, which were then shortened or lengthened based on the size and splendour of the monarch's tomb. The assumption being that monarchs who reigned longer had more time and resources to build their burial sites. An added complication is that in recent years there have been disputes as to which monarch belongs to which tomb.

Dates are definite and accurate for the Kushite rulers of the twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt, when Egypt was invaded and absorbed by the Kushite Empire. The dates also are certain for kings Aspelta, Arakamani, Nastasen, and for the Kandakes Shanakdakhete, Amanirenas, Amanishakheto, Amanitore, and Amanikhatashan.

The early part of the chronology is incomplete. The graves and pyramid burials in Sudan consist of remains of at least fourteen [1] monarchs of the Kushite Empire preceding Piankhi, the earliest tomb of which dates from about 1020 BCE. Two of these are known: Alara and Kashta, who immediately preceded Piankhi. It also is possible that another of the burials may have been of Aserkamani, who was living in 950 BCE and who carried out expeditions in Egypt and along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.


Kushite kings of Kerma

  • (unknown) (1020 BCE)
  • (unknown)
  • Kandake Makeda Nicaule (c. 1005 BCE-950 BCE)
  • Aserkamani (950 BCE)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown)
  • (unknown) (Kandake Bilquis|Belghias?)

Capital moves to Napata

Kushite kings of Napata

Napata sacked by Egypt in 592 BC by Psamtik II. Nubian leadership moves south' to Meroë.

Kushite Kings of Meroe

See also


  1. ^ (14)


  • Stewart, John (1989). African States and Rulers: An Encyclopedia of Native, Colonial, and Independent States and Rulers Past and Present. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 395 Pages. ISBN 0-89950-390-X.  

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