Pyramids and Elephants: The Kingdom of Kush (ARC2128)

15 credits

The Kingdom of Kush lay in the Nile Valley south of Egypt and the savannah of north Sudan. In this module you will explore Kush as supplier of gold, slaves, ivory, and other exotic commodities to Egypt and the Mediterranean World from the Bronze Age to end of the Roman Empire. The emphasis is on the cultural and economic interactions between Kush and Egypt. Kush was on the periphery of the ‘Classical’ worlds of Greece and Rome, but enjoyed periods of close contact reflected in the archaeology of its cemeteries and towns.