Shanakdakhete - African Queen of Kush. Reigned from about 177 to 155 BC (these dates are very uncertain and disputed). Meroitic hieroglyphics in her chapl show military campaigns to the south and the capture of numerous cattle and prisoners.
Kendake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal kendake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort.
Queen Amanitore sandstone relief - detail ca. 1-25 AD. Nubian Kingdom of Meroë. from a temple in Wad Ban Naga Sudan. The Queen is shown with short hair and voluptuous body representing the Meroitic ideal in contrast to the more egyptianized goddess with the slim body and the long hair. The throne name is written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, the birth name is written in Meroitic hieroglyphs.
The temple of Amon (1st cent. BC/ 1st cent. AD). Sanctuary. Altar with inscription of King Natakamani and Queen Amanitore. Both are written in Meroitic hieroglyphs The figures at the top to the left is the Goddess Meret and next to her is the figure of the king
Accesorios de Joyerías hallados en la tumba de la reina Amanishakhetop de Egipto. Los accesorios son parte de una exhibición de un museo en Egipto y nos ilustra el estilo de joyas que se utilizaban así como también los objetos con los que eran sepultadas las reinas en Egipto
A reconstruction of a Scythian female warrior in battle .Scythian women were tattooed like their mates, and the ancient historian Diordorus commented that Scythian women ‘fight like the men and are nowise inferior to them in bravery’