Kushite Empire

The Egyptian 25th Dynasty

The Kushite Empire Overview

The Kushite Empire was the largest empire in the Third Intermediate Period. The Kushite, or Nubian Empire was the 25th dynasty of Egypt. The Empire first began in 760 BC and ended in 656 BC. They seeked Napata area for spiritual reasons. They fight with the Assyrian empire for land in the Northern part of Egypt, but when Egypt reunified is when they had the most land for an Empire since The New Kingdom.


The Kush people followed the Ancient Egyptian religions. The weather patterns around the empire were different since it was a vast area. The Northern part had coastal weather patterns, but the further inland areas were desert areas. The geography of the area had some hills and valleys but other than that it was flat, dry land.