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Chapter 6: Kush and Other African Kingdoms

The Internet offers a range of social studies resources, including Web sites of museums, government agencies, educational institutions, and the news media. Listed below are links to some outstanding ancient history Web sites. Use them to learn more about the themes, ideas, and events in the lessons in this chapter.

Lesson 1: Nubia and the Land of Kush

The Nubia Museum
An interactive site allowing students to tour the Nubia Museum at Aswan, Egypt, and see many artifacts from ancient Nubia.
http://touregypt.net/nubiamuseum.htm
Civilizations in Africa: Kush
A short history of Kush, from the Washington State University World Civilizations site.
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAFRCA/KUSH.HTM

Lesson 2: The Kingdom of Aksum

Ancient Horn of Africa: Axum (Aksum) (4th–7th c. A.D.)
This University of Alabama at Birmingham “Images of World History” site includes a map of ancient Aksum and several photos of archaeological remains.
http://www.hp.uab.edu/image_archive/um/umn.html
Civilizations in Africa: Axum
A short history of the kingdom of Aksum, from the Washington State University World Civilizations site.
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAFRCA/AXUM.HTM
Aksum
An overview of the rise and fall of Aksum and the role of King Ezana, from Minnesota State University's emuseum.
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/archaeology/sites/africa/aksum.html

Lesson 3: West, Central, and Southern Africa

Early Africa: The Nok Developed in West Africa
A brief discussion of the Nok culture, as part of a general history of early Africa, on the Web site of Gonzaga University.
http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~sbennet3/mead/lessonplans/EarlyAfrica.htm
People on the Move
The Bantu peoples and migrations are discussed in detail in “The Story of Africa” from the British Broadcasting Company.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/2chapter5.shtml
Civilizations in Africa: The Iron Age South of the Sahara
Reasons for the Bantu migrations and their effects are discussed on this Washington State University World Civilizations site.
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAFRCA/IRONAGE.HTM

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