~Powerful African Kingdom 2000 B.C.E. to 350 C.E.~
The green part is the African Kingdom Kush. It was Egypt's neighbor to the south. Kushites traded with many lands.
About 1600-1100 B.C.E.
Egypt's power was at its height. Egypt used its power to conquer Kush. But around 1100 B.C.E., Egypt's New Kingdom collapsed. After this, Kush regained its independence.
730-650 B.C. E.
The kings in northern Egypt surrendered to Kush's King Piye. These kings are called "black pharaohs."Kush conquered Egypt.
The Kushites decided to make Meroë their new capital. They also traded a lot at that time. Kush traded with such distant lands as Rome, India, and possibly even China.(http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/ms_wh_survey/res...)
300’s B.C.C-350 C.E
Kush art and architecture flourished. Artisans made beautiful pottery, cloth, and gold and silver jewelry. Kush revived the African practice of female leadership. One of the greatest kandakes (powerful female leader who co-ruled Kush with her husband and sons)was Queen Amanirenas.