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  • In the 5th millenium BC bands of nomadic tribes settled to a more grain agriculture and cattle herding based lifestyle.
  • Nubians were of the southern nile region and were black which gave them a distinguishable appearance in relation to the other inhabitance along the river.
  • Craftsmen were skilled in metal working and pottery making which was vital to trade.
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  • Many Nubians were enslaved from the Egyptians and died in the horrible conditions.
  • The Nubian children of the elite lines were taken to egypt to secure good behavior of the Nubian families. These children learned the Egyptian way and used it on Nubian society when they returned home.
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  • Goldmines were a source of many conflicts between egypt and other greedy nations.
  • Egypt took over Nubia and destroyed the Kush capital from 1532-1070 BC
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  • Many wifes and servants would sacrifice themselves after the death of a king in the Kush period in Nubia. Showing the meaning of a greater spirit.
  • Jewlery and valuable items in tombs represent the belief in gods and the afterlife.
  • Nubians built religious structures that represented Egyptian gods, particulalry Amon who represented both Egypt and Nubia by having a Nubian rams head but Egyptian god body.
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  • The Nubians came to worship primarily Isis (goddess of sex and fertility) and Amon
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  • Nubians used river boats to travel through cataracts which allowed for more trade.
  • Nubians absorbed the Egyptian culture and built on the Egyptian model of fortified villiages.
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  • After the collapse of Egypts reign in Nubia, The kingdom of Meroe developed a rennaisance of art and culture.
  • The Kindom of Meroe eventually created their own set of hieroglyphics that departed from the Egyptians.
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  • Rivers helped the irrigation of farmland.
  • Trade of gold and ivory (most valuable items) from Nubia was vital.
  • Kushites (who lived in Nubia) built up strategic fortified settlements and monumental structures made of clay and stone.
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  • Located along the nile River to the south of modern day Egypt- Great for trade because of natural resources such as gold,copper and semiprecious metals.
  • The river provided tropical temperatures, fertile farmland and vital resources to Nubia