Monday, 8 February 2021


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.