Kush Timeline

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  • c. 2400 BCE - c. 1500 BCE
    Kerma Culture in Kush.
  • 1700 BCE
    The Kingdom of Kush is formed to the south of Egypt.
  • 1600 BCE
    Founding of the kingdom of Kush, Nubia.
  • c. 1500 BCE - c. 590 BCE
    Napatan Culture in Kush.
  • c. 1069 BCE - 350 CE
    The Kingdom of Kush.
  • 750 BCE - 666 BCE
    The Kushite 25th Dynasty rules Egypt.
  • 712 BCE - 671 BCE
    Egypt is ruled by the Kushite dynasty.
  • 590 BCE
    City of Napata sacked; Kushite capital moves to Meroe.
  • c. 284 BCE - c. 314 CE
    Female monarchs known as Candaces often rule the Kingdom of Kush from Meroe.
  • c. 330 CE
    Meroe is conquered by the Kingdom of Axum; Kingdom of Kush in decline.
  • c. 350 CE
    Meroe is abandoned; Kingdom of Kush has fallen.