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What happened to the lost Kingdom of Kush? - Geoff Emberling

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Along the Nile River, in what is now northern Sudan, lay the ancient civilization of Kush. Though they were once conquered by a powerful neighbor, the kings and queens of Kush would go on to successfully challenge two of the most dominant empires in history: the Egyptians and the Romans. So what happened to this African kingdom? Geoff Emberling details the rise and fall of the Kush empire.

Women in Kush could hold important positions in society including:

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Geoff Emberling
  • Director Carlos Rupit Olvera, Lizeth Rodríguez
  • Narrator Safia Elhillo
  • Storyboard Artist Lizeth Rodríguez
  • Animator Carlos Rupit Olvera, Geovani Vázquez Sierra, Paulina Juárez Mandujano
  • Compositor Carlos Rupit Olvera
  • Art Director Jimena Estíbaliz
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Associate Abdallah Ewis

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