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Ancient Kush. World Geography. Main Ideas. Physical geography helped develop the Kushite Kush and Egypt traded but they also fought Many factors led to the decline of their civilizations Big Idea

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ancient kush

Ancient Kush

World Geography

main ideas
Main Ideas
  • Physical geography helped develop the Kushite
  • Kush and Egypt traded but they also fought
  • Many factors led to the decline of their civilizations
  • Big Idea
  • The Kingdom of Kush arose out of Egypt in land called Nubia, they developed an advanced society due to their large trade network.
the land of nubia
The Land of Nubia
  • Mostly Desert
  • Developed along the Nile River
  • Kush was located by the third cataract of the Nile
  • Yearly Floods brought rich fertile soil
  • Rich in minerals such
    • Gold, copper, and stone
early nubia kush
Early Nubia/Kush
  • Depended on agriculture
    • Summer & winter crops
      • Wheat, barley, and other grains
  • Livestock
  • Capital: Kerma
  • Nile served as a defense against Invaders
kush egypt
Kush & Egypt
  • Kush is located just south of Egypt
  • Trade relationship
  • Thumose II sent Egyptian soilder s to overtake Kush they succeed and take over the northern part of Kush.
  • Kerma is destroyed
  • 450 years reign over the Kushites
piankhi

Kush military leader

Piankhi

Fierce Warrior

Overtook parts of Egypt including their capital

Extended Kush to the Nile delta

After his death his brother Shabaka took control and named himself pharaoh

25th dynasty

vocbulary
Vocbulary
  • Trade network: a system of people in different lands who trade goods
  • Merchants: traders
  • Exports: items sent out to other regions
  • Imports: goods brought in from other regions
kush culture
Kush Culture
  • Egyptian Influence
  • New capital Meroe
  • Wood homes
  • Writing system: Meroitic