THE KINGDOM OF KUSH

In the fourth episode, Zeinab Badawi travels to the country of her birth and the very region of her forefathers: northern Sudan, where she sheds light on a little know aspect of ancient African history: the Kingdom of Kush. Its kings ruled for many hundreds of years and indeed in the eighth century BC, they conquered and governed Egypt for the best part of 100 years. Furthermore Kush was an African  superpower, its influence extended to the modern day Middle East. Zeinab shows you some of the best preserved of Sudan’s 1,000 pyramids and explains how some of the customs of Kush have endured to this day.

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