Dates are definite and accurate for the Kushite rulers of the 25th Dynasty Egypt, when Egypt was absorbed by the Kushite Empire. The dates are also certain for kings Aspelta, Arakamani, Nastasen, and the Kandakes Shanakdakhete, Amanirenas, Amanishakheto, Amanitore, and Amanikhatashan.
The early part of the chronology is incomplete. The graves and pyramid burials in Sudan consist of remains of at least fourteen monarchs of the Kushite Empire preceding Piankhi, the earliest of which tombs dates from about 1020 BCE. Two of these are known: Alara and Kashta who immediately preceded Piankhi. It is also possible that another of the burials may have been of Aserkamani, who was living in 950 BCE and who carried out expeditions in Egypt and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.
Capital at Napata
Napata sacked by Egypt in 592 BC by Psamtik II. Nubian leadership moves south
Capital transferred to Meroë.