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Ancient kingdom, Nubia region of the Nile River valley. In the 2nd millennium BC it was subject to Egypt. In the 8th century BC Kushite King Piye invaded and conquered Egypt. It was ruled from 719 BC by Piye's brother Shabaka, who also invaded Egypt and set up the 25th dynasty; he subsequently made Memphis his capital. In the mid-7th century BC the Kushite kingdom's capital was transferred to Meroë, where the Kushites ruled for another 1,000 years.
Variants of KUSH
Kush or Cush
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