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TATTOOS: The Kingdom of Kush

Queen of Kush / Kingdom of KushThe Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara. (1050/1070 B.C. – 350 A.D.) but at the height of its power in about 700 B.C. the Kingdom of Kush controlled the entirety of Egypt itself with Kushite Pharaohs ruling.

Why I Love This
What I love most is it’s history’s of female rulers!! In school, we very rarely ever learn about female rules and never about African rulers. Amanirenas was one of the most famous Queens of Kush. She reigned from about 40 B.C.E. to 10 B.C.E. She is one of the most famous kandakes(means queen really but that was the title back then), because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years (27 BCE – 22 BCE). She was able to communicate a peace treaty that favoured the Kushites, granting them land and an exemption from future taxation. She has been described as brave, with one eye #MyAncestors
P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded. ✹

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@threekingstattoo in Brooklyn

References
Blackman of the Nile by Dr. Ben Jochannan
African Origin of Civilization by Cheikh Diop
Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization by John Jackson
The Destruction of African Civilization by Chancellor Williams