On the periphery of history in antiquity, there was a land known as Kush.
Overshadowed by Egypt to the north, it was a place of uncharted breadth and depth far up the Nile, a mystery verging on myth. One thing the Egyptians did know and recorded - Kush had gold.
Scholars have come to learn that there was more to the culture of Kush than was previously suspected. From deciphered Egyptian documents and modern archaeological research, it is known that for five centuries in the second millennium B.C., the kingdom of Kush flourished with the political and military prow ess to maintain some control over a wide territory in Africa.
(Did Andie post this already?)