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minerals that are mined and used to produce metals

Lower Nubia

region between the 1st and 2nd cataracts on the Nile

Upper Nubia

region of the Nile between the 2nd and 6th cataracts


a worker skilled in making crafts by hand

What was the kingdom of Kerma known for?

delicate pottery

What was the kingdom of Napata known for?

building pyramids in which to bury their kings

What happened to the Napatan rule of Egypt?

rulers were forced back into Nubia very quickly

What was the kingdom of Meroe known for?

learning to make iron weapons and tools

What was the source of Meroe's wealth?


Why did Egyptians call Nubia the "land of the bow"?

Nubians were skilled archers.

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