Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush

Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
Kingdoms of Medieval Africa - The Kingdom of Kush
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This is a 38 slide, highly animated power point presentation on Kingdoms of Medieval Africa – The Kingdom of Kush. Each of the slides are editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.

Kush was a kingdom in northern Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan. Kush (later referred to as Nubia) was inhabited 8,000 BCE but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later. Egyptians were in contact with the Kushites from the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt (3150 - 2613 BCE), onwards and evolved from this earlier culture and was heavily influenced by the Egyptians. The Kingdom of Kush flourished between 1069 BCE and 350 BCE, a period of roughly 1400 years.

The Kingdom of Kush mirrored Ancient Egypt in government, culture, and religion. The Kushites built pyramids at burial sites, worshiped Egyptian gods, and mummified the dead. Most of the people of Kush were farmers, whose primary crops were wheat, barley and cotton. The ruling class of Kush likely considered themselves Egyptian in many ways.

Two of the most important resources of Ancient Kush were gold and iron. Gold helped Kush to become wealthy as it could be traded to the Egyptians and other nearby nations. Iron was the most important metal of the age. It was used to make the strongest tools and weapons. Besides gold and iron, other important trade items included ivory, slaves, incense, feathers, and wild animal hides.

The region was known by the Egyptians as “The Land of the Bow”, in reference to skilled Kushite archers, by the time of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Famous for its archers and the bow and arrow, they were often depicted in the art of Ancient Kush. The Egyptians also knew the land as “Land of the Black People”. Greek and Roman writers referred to the region as “Land of the Burnt-Faced Persons” in reference to the indigenous peoples’ black skin, and the Arab tribes knew it as Bilad al-Sudan Land of the Blacks”.

Kushite kings became the pharaohs of Egypt’s 25th Dynasty. The Kushite king Kashta, 750 BCE, was the first to establish himself on the Egyptian throne. He was followed by other great Kushite kings who reigned until the Assyrian invasion of Egypt by Ashurbanipal in 666 BCE.

The kingdom grew until it was powerful enough to take what it wanted from Egypt whenever it wanted, but they did not enter Egypt as conquerors but as ruler’s intent on preserving Egyptian culture. Piye, 747-721 BCE, became one of the most famous leaders of Kush. He allowed the conquered kings to retain their thrones, re-establish their authority, and continue as they had previously; they simply had to acknowledge him as their lord.

In 330 CE the Axumites invaded and sacked the kingdom. When the last of the people walked away from the city 350 CE, the Kingdom of Kush had come to an end.

The presentation slides cover the following:

Background (2)
Identity with Egypt
Trade
Hierarchy of the Kushites
Rise & Fall of Kush
Pharaohs of Egypt
Decline of Napata
“The Land of the Bow”
Source for Gold
“Land of the Black People”
The City of Kerma
The “Deffufa”
Kerma Culture
End of the Kerma Period
The City of Napata
Temple of Amun
Decline of the New Kingdom
Kushite Power Increases
King Kashta
The 25th Dynasty
“God’s Wife”
Piye
Preserving Egyptian Culture
The Assyrians
Conquered & Deported
End of the 25th Dynasty
The City of Meroe
Arkamani I
Egyptian Culture Discarded
Female Monarchs
Meroe’s Wealth (2)
End of the Kingdom of Kush
End of Presentation

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