Barwa – Sudan or Nubia – was ruled by a dynasty of women entitled Kandake (Candace). As empress and regent, Amanirenas was characterized by her extraordinary warrior and her political skills. After Amanirenas, Amanishakheto and Amanitore reached the throne. Amanirenas took the throne after the death of her husband, Emperor Teriqetas, in 4196 of the African era (40 BC). The queen’s name means “Amani is her name”. Amani is the Nubian name of Imana / Amon, the only god in Africa.

Kandake Amanirenas
Kandake Amanirenas
Kandake Amanirenas, here identified by JC Coovi Gomez on the Barwa’s Beg pyramid

The Egyptian daughter of Nubia, who had not been ruled by Kamtiu (blacks) for 500 years, was on the northern border of Barwa. In 4203 the Romans defeated the Greeks who had occupied the country for 300 years. In the heyday of his reign, Emperor Augustus Caesar made Egypt one of his provinces and decided to take Sudan.

Amanirenas and his son, Prince Akinidad’s heir, invaded Egypt. In the line of exceptional Sudanese military qualities, Kandake headed his troops towards the Romans, who were impressed to see a woman as a military leader. He lost an eye on the battlefield, but struck the Europeans in Aswan, Philae and Elephantine. The Nubians returned home with prisoners of war and spoils of war, including the busts of Caesar Caesar, one of which was buried under a temple dedicated to their victories. The Romans resumed southern Egypt, used it and reached Nubia. They withdrew, but set up military bases in Nubia, pushing for failure. Amanirenas tries to recover.
Pyramids of Barwa

Pyramids of Barwa

 

 

Nubians and Romans started negotiations. Kandake sent brokers to meet August Cesare. At the end of the negotiations, they signed a contract that was entirely favorable to the Nubians. The Romans left the area and the Africans did not have to pay Rome’s taxes. This agreement, which is very favorable for the Africans, indicates that the latter had finally exploited the Roman army militarily or neutralized it permanently.

Nubians and Romans started negotiations. Kandake sent brokers to meet August Cesare. At the end of the negotiations, they signed a contract that was entirely favorable to the Nubians. The Romans left the area and the Africans did not have to pay Rome’s taxes. This agreement, which is very favorable for the Africans, indicates that the latter had finally exploited the Roman army militarily or neutralized it permanently.

Amanirenas & Akinidad

This victory marked the beginning of a period of peace and prosperity in which Barwa became Africa’s beacon for 300 years. Kandan Amanirenas died in 4226. All Barwa empresses after Amanirenas was named Kandake to honor her. The latter is the most powerful African because of her military conquests, her extraordinary courage and her unique ability to preserve her country and guarantee longevity.

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