|The Candaces of Meroe were the queens of the Kingdom of Kush. They ruled from the city of Meroe in what is now Sudan. |
The title Candace means “Queen Mother” or “Queen Regent”. Amanishakheto reigned from 10 BC to 1 AD. Amanishaketo and her kingdom was extremely wealthy. Kush produced most of the gold in ancient Egypt. Rich grave goods found in her tomb are testaments to her great wealth.