Archeology Today

Kush, MS. Frish

Kush was known for its rich gold mines. In fact, another word for Kush is Nubia, wich comes from nub, the Egyptian word for gold.

Several times Egypt raided Kush or took control of parts of its territory. During the new kingdom period (about 1600-11 B.C.E), Egypt's power was at its height

Egypt used its power to conquer Kush. Kush was forced to pay tributes in form o gifts to Egypt.

Kush invaded Egypt, the Egyptians surrendered to Kush's King Piye.

About 590 B.C.E, Egypt invaded Kush and destroyed its capital. Kush decided to make Meroe its new capital.

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