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Kashta


Kashta (mid-eighth-century BCE): name of a Nubian king.

Relatives

  • Wife: Pebatjma, probably his sister
  • Sons: Piye (probably), Shabaqo
  • Daughters: Amenirdis I (Great Wife of Amun in Thebes), Peksatar (wife of Piye), Khensa (wife of Piye), Nefrukekashta (wife of Piye)

Life

  • Succeeds Alara, who may have been his brother
  • Appointed his daughter Amenirdis I as Great Wife of Amun
  • Succeeded by Piye

Buildings

  • Tomb at El-Kurru

Literature

  • T.G.H. James, "Egypt: The Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Dynasties" in: The Cambridge Ancient History, 2nd edition, vol.3 (1991) 677-747.
  • Robert G. Morkot, The Black Pharaohs. Egypt's Nubian Rulers (2000 London), especially chapter 11
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