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  • 12 Aug 2015
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    Archaeological relics and findings of historical research indicate that Sudan has witnessed the rise

and fall of regional civilizations for more than ten thousand years. Of all those civilizations the era

of the Sudanese Napatan Empire was the greatest in sub-Saharan Africa. Napata Empire began to

blossom mid eleventh century BC and survived for a thousand years.

The most prosperous period of the Napatan Empire is represented in Egyptology by the 25th dynasty

particularly during the pharoship of Taharka (690-660 BC) during whose rule extensive pyramids,

settlements and temples were built, the remains of which can still be seen.

with its vast economic and distinctive political organization the Napatan civilization was able to

spread its territory to include Ethiopia east, Darfur west, Upper Nile South and across lower and

upper Egypt thru to Southern Turkey Anatolia. In the seventh century before Christ, the Napatan

army defeated the Assyrians and chased them out of entire Syria and Palestine thus librating the

sacred city. Taharga, the third Napatan pharaoh, was named in the bible as the protector of

Orshleem AlGuds.

By assuming full control over the red sea, the Napatan Empire has played an important role in

international trade connecting Far East to Egyptian ports thus interacting with Southern Europe via

the Mediterranean.

With its vast agricultural and mineral wealth (gold and iron), the Napatan civilization developed a

significant cultural influence which was characterised by the Meroitic language that replaced the

awkward hieroglyphic script with much simpler alphabets of 23 symbols including vowels which the hieroglyphic lacks.

Incidentally this Napatan king has of late been suggested to be personified by Hollywood star

Will Smith who is set to play the Nubian pharaoh Taharqa, Working with a script by Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace,

  • 12 Aug 2015
  • 4653 Viewer