Amenirdis II

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The ancient Nubian princess Amenirdis II, daughter of the Kushite pharaoh Taharqa of the 25th Dynasty, was adopted by Shepenupet II, daughter of Piye,[2] to become Divine Adoratrice of Amun from around 650 BC to 640 BC during the 26th Dynasty. Amenirdis adopted Nitocris, daughter of Psamtik I, to become her successor.[3]


  1. ^ von Beckerath, Jürgen (1999). Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen (in German). Mainz am Rhein, Von Zabern. ISBN 3-8053-2591-6. pp. 210-11
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson, Monarchs of the Nile, American University in Cairo Press, 2000. p.184
  3. ^ Dodson, p.188
  • Robert Steven Bianchi, Daily Life Of The Nubians, Greenwood Press 2004
  • Karol Myśliwiec, The Twilight of Ancient Egypt: First Millennium B.C.E., Cornell University Press 2000
  • I. E. S. Edwards, John Boardman, John B. Bury, S. A. Cook, The Cambridge Ancient History, Cambridge University Press 1969
  • Aidan Dodson, Monarchs of the Nile, American Univ. in Cairo Press 2000

Further reading[edit]

  • Dodson, Aidan (2002). "The problem of Amenirdis II and the heirs of the office of God's Wife of Amun during the Twenty-sixth Dynasty". Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 88: 179–186.
Preceded by
Shepenupet II
Divine Adoratrice of Amun
650–640 BCE
Succeeded by
Nitocris I