From Tanyidamani to the Altar of Apedemac (110-90 BC)
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Displayed at the center of this work are the words of the Kushite pharaoh Tanyidamani, which are addressed to the altar of Apedemac. The inscription, from which the words were translated, comes from the Kingdom of Meroe (in central Sudan) and is given a date between 110 and 90 BC. The image of the bust, shown at the top-right corner, is that of the pharaoh Tanyidamani, to whom the inscription is attributed. On the top-left appears the lion-headed God Apedemac. Below that there shows the grand temple of Musawwarat es Sufra, one of the largest Meroitic temples.


The primary material of the website is authored by Ibrahim Omer © 2008.