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Folks like to talk about Cleopatra, who was a latecomer in the thousands years of Kemet civilization and a descendant, in part, of non-African invaders.

She's famous for what amounts to a surrender to the Europeans, and for being portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood.

But how many of us had heard of "The One-Eyed Queen" of Kush, the Kandake Amanirenas [“uh-mon-ee-RAY-nus”]?

By all accounts Queen Amanirenas was a BAAAAAAAAD Sister!!!!

Here's a story written for children and for our 2 or 3 posters with limited comprehension skills...


Who Was the One-Eyed Queen Who Defeated Caesar?

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The reign of Kandake Amanirenas lasted thirty years (40-10 B.C.E.). Experts believe she was born sometime between 60 and 50 B.C.E. She led Kush at a very important time when the nation was under threat from the Roman Empire.

In 30 B.C.E., the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus conquered Egypt. That’s when he set his sights south to Kush. But Kandake Amanirenas was ready. In 24 B.C.E., she led 30,000 soldiers against the Roman forces in Egypt. She and her son, Prince Akinidad, fought among the soldiers and won a great victory.

As a result of this first battle, Kush took three Roman cities and many captives. The Kus**te troops also defaced many monuments to Caesar Augustus throughout the cities. Amanirenas ordered the head removed from one bronze statue of Augustus. Upon return to her palace, she buried the head beneath the entrance as an insult to the emperor.

Rome launched a counterattack. It reclaimed its lost cities and invaded Kush. Kandake Amanirenas continued to fight. In one battle, she lost an eye. After healing, she returned to battle. Amanirenas also lost her son in the fight, which would become known as the Meroitic War (after Kush’s capital, Meroe).
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https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Who-Was-the-One-Eyed-Queen-Who-Defeated-Caesar

In the children's version, they don't say that the Europeans' advance was halted and it was they, who sued for peace.

Here is an animated video about Amanirenas by the inimitable Brother of Home Team History.




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