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Alara


Alara (first half eighth century BCE): name of a Nubian king.

Relatives

  • Wife: Kasaqa, probably his sister
  • Daughter: Tabiry, wife of Piye

Life

  • First known ruler of this dynasty
  • Succeeded by Kashta, who may have been his brother

Buildings

  • Tomb at El-Kurru

Literature

  • T.G.H. James, "Egypt. The Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Dynasties" in: Cambridge Ancient History (second edition, 1991), vol.III, part two, pp.677-747
  • Robert G. Morkot, The Black Pharaohs. Egypt's Nubian Rulers (2000 London), especially chapter 11
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