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Meroe. Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan.


It was the latter day capital of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 1069 BCE-c.350 CE) after the earlier captial of Napata was sacked in c. 590 BCE. Prior to that date, Meroe had been an important administrative centre south of Napata. The city was located at the crossroads of major trade routes and flourished from c. 750 BCE to 350 CE. Meroe is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

As no one yet has been able to decipher the Meroitic script, very little can be said for certain on how Meroe grew to become the wonderous city written about by Herodotus in circa 430 BCE, but it is known that the city was so famous for its wealth in ancient times that the Persian King Cambyses mounted an expedition to capture it. The city was also known as the Island of Meroe as the waters flowing around it made it appear so. Egyptian Influence & King Ergamenes The archaeologist George A. The Rise & Fall of Meroe. Ancient Africa for Kids: Kingdom of Kush (Nubia) History >> Ancient Africa Kingdom of Kush by Ducksters The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient civilization in Africa.

Ancient Africa for Kids: Kingdom of Kush (Nubia)

It is often referred to as Nubia and had close ties to Ancient Egypt. Where was the Kingdom of Kush located? The Kingdom of Kush was located in Northeast Africa just south of Ancient Egypt. How long did the Kingdom of Kush rule? The Kingdom of Kush lasted for over 1400 years. Two Capitals. Nationalgeographic. The legendary Kingdom of Kush, with its series of capitals in what is now northern Sudan, helped define the political and cultural landscape of northeastern Africa for more than a thousand years.


What was the Kingdom of Kush? Kush was a part of Nubia, loosely described as the region between the Cataracts of the Nile. The Cataracts of the Nile are a series of six whitewater rapids that have been used as key waypoints for thousands of years. Ancient Egypt - 6th Grade Social Studies. Ancient Egypt and Kush The Nile River ValleyBy 5000 B.C., hunters and gatherers had moved into the Nile River valley.

Ancient Egypt - 6th Grade Social Studies

They settled there, farmed the land, and built villages. These people became the earliest Egyptians. Because Egypt gets little rainfall, Egyptians relied on the Nile River for water. They used its water for fishing, farming, cooking, and cleaning. The deserts and Nile rapids did not completely close Egypt to the outside world. Egyptians also developed ways to use papyrus. Religion in EgyptReligion affected every part of Egyptian life.

About 2540 B.C., the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid. Every Egyptian had a place in society. Two Unusual PharaohsAbout 1370 B.C., Amenhotep IV came to the throne. After Ramses II, Egypt’s power faded. Over time, stronger Nubian villages conquered weaker ones. The Kingdom of Kush. Kush was a kingdom in northern Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan.

The Kingdom of Kush

The larger region around Kush (later referred to as Nubia) was inhabited c. 8,000 BCE but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later. The Kerma Culture, so named after the city of Kerma in the region, is attested as early as 2500 BCE and archaeological evidence from Sudan and Egypt show that Egyptians and the people of Kush region were in contact from the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt (c. 3150 - c. 2613 BCE) onwards. The later civilization defined as 'Kushite' probably evolved from this earlier culture but was heavily influenced by the Egyptians. While the history of the overall country is quite ancient, the Kingdom of Kush flourished between c. 1069 BCE and 350 CE.

The New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570-1069 BCE) was in the final stages of decline c. 1069 BCE, which empowered the Kushite city-state of Napata. Name Kerma & Early Kush The Kerma Culture is thought to have flourished between c. 2400 - c. 1500 BCE. KingdomOfKush StudentsWorksheets.