The Origin of the Kingdom of Kush (Napata-Meroë)

@article{Dixon1964TheOO,
  title={The Origin of the Kingdom of Kush (Napata-Mero{\"e})},
  author={D. Dixon},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  year={1964},
  volume={50},
  pages={121 - 132}
}
  • D. Dixon
  • Published 1964
  • Art
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
IN view of the great part played by the Kingdom of Napata-Meroe in the diffusion of Egyptian civilization in Africa,I the problem of its origin is of interest to Africanists and Egyptologists alike. In a recently written but not yet published paper, 2 I have discussed the evidence for Egyptian contact with the lands of the Upper Nile and beyond, prior to the ninth century B.C. During the Twentieth Dynasty, the area between the First and Fourth Cataracts was abandoned by the Egyptians and… Expand

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