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  1. Early African Civilizations

  2. Kush • “Hey Day” : 750 B.C. Kush conquered Egypt , 25thPharaonic Dynasty • Major Export : Ivory, Incense, Ebony, Iron, Leopard Skins • Natural Resources : Iron Ore, Forests (wood), Gold Mines • Industries : Trading, Farming, Mining, Defense • Crops : Fertile Soil, Variety of Crops, Cotton • Economic Specialization : Farmers, Miners, Blacksmiths, Soldiers, Traders • Famous People : Pharaoh Piye, King Kasta • People : Similar to Egypt class system, Warrior Civilization, Mass Graves for Monarchs and Courtiers • Religion : Polytheistic, Believed in Egyptian Gods originally but eventually Kush Gods replaced the Egyptian Gods

  3. Kush Misc. • Civilization broke off from Egypt • Located in the Upper Nile Valley • Also called Nubia meaning the “Land of Gold” • Major Cities were Napata and Meroё • Used Hieroglyphics and later developed their own alphabet • Roman influence in architecture • Land of the Bow