This large territory neighbouring Egypt varied in size and importance. At certain times, much of it was ruled by Egypt and a dynasty of Nubian kings ruled Egypt during the C8th and C7th BC. The ancient Egyptians called the southern part Kush and the northern part Wawat with the partition around Dongola. The capital was at Meroe near Khartoum from around 600 to 350 BC. A people known as the X-group occupied the country from about AD 250-550.
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
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