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Jade Koekoe
published on 09 January 2017

Shabti of Taharqo. Granite, about 664 BCE. Nuri, Sudan.

The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient power in what is now Sudan. Between 747 and 656 BCE there was a power shift in Egypt and Kush and the Kushites ruled both. The Kushites adopted Egyptian religion including Egyptian funerary practices.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museum travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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