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Aidan Dodson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167164

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001

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The Other Egypt

The Other Egypt

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(p.159) 16 The Other Egypt
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Monarchs of the Nile
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Aidan Dodson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0016

This chapter examines the Kushite rulers of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Control of the resources of Nubia, stretching from Aswan to deep into modern Sudan, had been a key Egyptian foreign policy objective since Early Dynastic times. Nubia had been under direct Egyptian rule for half a millennium by the end of the New Kingdom, and apart from a handful of royal items, no names are known of Kushite rulers until the appearance of a king named Alara early in the eighth century. Nothing is known of Alara himself, but his successor Kashta is a more rounded personality, and the immediate ancestor of what was to become the Egyptian Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Kashta was succeeded by Piye—whose reign and that of his son Taharqa is discussed in more depth in this chapter.

Keywords:   Kush, Kushite rulers, Nubia, Twenty-fifth Dynasty, Kashta, Piye, Taharqa

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