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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.

As a trading culture, what product or products helped make Kush wealthy?

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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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