Nubia and Egypt. by Emily Longacre, Brooke Cichocki, and Morgan Weigner. Introduction. People have recovered pottery, weapons, and jewelry from Nubia’s burial sites. Nubia existed sometime around 6000 BC. We know this because some the items found at the burial site date back to this time.
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Nubia and Egypt by Emily Longacre, Brooke Cichocki, and Morgan Weigner.
Introduction • People have recovered pottery, weapons, and jewelry from Nubia’s burial sites. • Nubia existed sometime around 6000 BC. We know this because some the items found at the burial site date back to this time. • We also know that trade existed in Nubia because of these items. • In 3100 BC, Nubian Kingdoms arise, only to fall. Nubia rulers lost power
Land of the Bow • Nubia was south of Ancient Egypt; also past the first cataract of the Nile River • Cataract– very large waterfall, a great downpour • Nubia and Egypt were friendly neighbors and lived together peacefully for most of history. • The Egptians called Nubia Ta Sety, or Land of the Bow, most likely because they had skilled archers. • The Egyptians even recruited some of Nubia’s archers to be in their armies.
Valuable Resources • The Egyptians respected and used Nubia’s rich mineral resources, gold, copper, and iron ore, to their advantage. • Nubia was a “bridge for goods,” otherwise known as a trading post. The goods were traveling in between Central Africa and Egypt. • Egypt benefited from goods from Lower Nubia. • Kingdoms envied and fought Egypt for control over land and the resources that the land offered. • Some powerful kingdoms near Nubia that fought Egypt for land were Kerma, Napata, and Meröe • Those powerful kingdoms were ruled by Kushites (lived in Southern Nubia).
Reading Check • Why did Nubia and Egypt become rivals? • Nubia and Egypt were rivals because they wanted each other's land. Nubia had important resources that Egypt wanted. Two civilizations that were once in peace became rivals over land and resources from which they both once benefited.