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Nubia in the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC)

Already under Thutmose I Nubia was conquered south as far as the Fourth Cataract. The state of the Kerma culture was destroyed. The administration of the whole province was put under the 'viceroy of Kush' who had his capital in Miam (Aniba). The local government was put in charge of local tribe leaders. They were brought to the Egyptian royal court while young, to get an Egyptian education. The ruling families of Miam and Tekhet are best known. In the New Kingdom some of the Middle Kingdom forts (Buhen) were rebuilt. In Lower Nubia many temples, were erected in the reign of Ramesses II.

The material culture in New Kingdom Nubia is fully Egyptian (compare: Buhen), although only Lower Nubia is well researched and there is the possibility of local Nubian cultures developed further south.

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further reading:

Adams 1977: 217-245


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