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Atakhebasken in hieroglyphs
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Atakhebasken (Akhetbasaken) was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt.[2] She was the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Taharqa.


Atakhebasken is mainly known from her tomb in Nuri (Nu. 36). The finds from the tomb include: a shawabti, canopics which are now in Boston, and an altar now in the Meroe Museum in Khartoum.[3][4] Her tomb was enlarged after the chapel had already been built.[5]


  1. ^ Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p. 234-240
  3. ^ Dows Dunham and M. F. Laming Macadam, Names and Relationships of the Royal Family of Napata, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 35 (Dec., 1949), pp. 139-149
  4. ^ Grajetski Ancient Egyptian Queens: a hieroglyphic dictionary Golden House Publications.
  5. ^ Derek A. Welsby, The kingdom of Kush: the Napatan and Meroitic empires, Markus Wiener Publishers, 1998, p. 108
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