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Titulary what's this? s
Horus Name unknown
Nebty Name unknown
Golden Horus Name unknown
Praenomen Nimaatre or Nimaare
Nomen Kashta "The Kushite"
Dates what's this?
von beckerath ? - 746
aston, malek, kitchen, arnold 760-747
redford 755-735
Predecessor Brother Alara
Successor Son, Piye
Associated People
Wife Pabatma
Brother Alara
Sister Amenirdis I "Gods Wife of Amun"
Sons Piye, Abara, Peksater, Shabaka out of Pabatma
Burial Place
el-Kurru, tomb 8 , possibly in the unfinished pyramid
Stela at Elephantine Temple of Khnum

Like his older brother, Alara, Kashta was a regional ruler of Napata in Nubia. He was not a ruler of a united Egypt and may have ruled concurrently with kings farther north. He was the first well-known king of Napata, and for the first time the nubian regions began to be recognized as a political power.

His son Piye, did rule over most of Egypt and during his reign, Kashta extended his own sphere of control up to Thebes. He did take on the title of "King of UPper and Lower Egypt, Son of Re, Lord of the Two Lands" in the later part of his reign, leaving the united crown to his son, Piye.

At least two of the following pharaohs in this dynasty were his sons -- Piye and Shabaka --and his daughter Amenardis was consecrated to the god Amun in Thebes as "God's Wife", a powerful position for a woman. Amenardis flourished between 740 -720, according to Aston and Kitchen. Records with her name have been found in the Montu temple in Karnak and in graffiti at Wadi Hammamat and Gasus. Her mortuary chapel is part of Medinet Habu.