Lesson 4 Early African Kingdoms
Updated: 1/30/2020
Lesson 4 Early African Kingdoms
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  • Kushite Rulers
  • Egypt's Impact on the Kushites
  • The Fall of Kush
  • Royal Kushite women were often co-rulers of their husbands or sons. Some powerful women even ruled Kush on their own.
  • Kushite Tools
  • After conquering Egypt, The Kushites began to wrap the dead like mummies and bury them in Egyptian-style coffins. they also built Egyptian- style temples and pyramids.
  • Aksum
  • Egyptian invaders attacked Kush in 593 BC. and destroyed its capital, Napata.
  • Golden Coins
  • The Kushites used farming tools such as plows, hoes, and sickles.
  • By A.D. 350, Aksum was the most important kingdom in the northeast Africa.
  • Aksum became the first African Kingdom to mint it own coins.
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