Archeology Today Magazine

The amazing Kingdom of Kush is now deeply explored by historians!

Kush: 1600-1100 B.C.E

During this time period, Kush was an important trading hub. They traded with people from Egypt. They traded gold, ivory, ebony and other minerals, but gold was the main one. They were called Nubia at Egypt because of their wonderful source of gold and the "nub" part in the name means gold.

Kush: 730-650 B.C. E.

In the year 700 B.C.E, Egypt fell into political chaos and Kush took advantage and took rule of Egypt. They were named the black pharaohs. They did not want to destroy Egypt, but instead, after conquering Egypt, Kush built more monuments and pyramids. But now, Kush also now ruled more than 1,500 miles.

Kush: 590-410 B.C.E.

After Egypt destroyed Kush's capital, Kush decided to built a new capital, Meroë. The new capital lasted more than about 1,000 years and was very successful. Also, to be more prepared for wars, Kush mastered iron to make lots of things for themselves like chest-plates, swords and arrows.

Kush: 300’s B.C.C-350 C.E

During this time, the Romans attacked kush, but after a long war, kush won the fight. After the fight, Kush survived for nearly 400 more years. Their architecture flourished with African influence, but, after about 400, another kingdom attacked and the kingdom of Kush was gone.

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