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Kushite King of Meroe
Predecessor Arqamani
Successor King (...)mr(...)t
Full name
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Adikhalamani, ankhdjet meryiset
in hieroglyphs

Adikhalamani was a Kushite King of Meroe dating to the 2nd century BCE. Adikhalamani was the successor of King Arqamani and was later succeeded by a king whose name has only partially survived: (...)mr(...)t. He is said to be contemporary with an Egyptian revolt dated to ca. 207-186 BCE.[1] During this revolt a ruler, Horwennefer (who may have been a Nubian) took control of Thebes and revolted against Ptolemy IV Philopator. The revolt ended ca. 186 BCE when Ankhwennefer (his successor or more likely Horwennefer with a different nomen) was captured and executed.[2]


  • Prenomen: Titenre Setepnetjeru ("Image of Re, chosen of the Gods")
  • Nomen: Adikhalamani with epithet Meryiset [1]

Monuments and Inscriptions

Adikhalamani initiated the building of the Temple of Debod, which contains reliefs showing the king offering to various deities, including Amun, Mut, Osiris, Isis, Harpocrates, Nekhbet and Wadjet.

Aerial view of the Nubian pyramids at Meroe in 2001 with highlighting of pyramid N9

Adikhalamani was buried at Meroe in Beg. N 9.[1]


  1. ^ a b c László Török, The kingdom of Kush: handbook of the Napatan-Meroitic Civilization, 1997
  2. ^ The Ptolemaic Dynasty Archived February 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. by Chris Bennett, retrieved June 2, 2010


  • Laszlo Török, in: Fontes Historiae Nubiorum, Vol. II, Bergen 1996, 511-520, ISBN 82-91626-01-4

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