Episode 5.2 - Piye

Piye was the King of Kush at a time when Egypt was weakened. He ruled over southern Egypt before trouble to his north brought him into conflict with the Egyptian kinglets in the Lower Nile region up North. He defeated them, and brought the Nubian Kingdom of Kish to it’s greatest heights


  • The Victory Stele of Piye

  • John Taylor, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, “The Third Intermediate Period”

  • Anthony Spalinger, “The Military Background of the Campaign of Piye”, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur

  • D.M. Dixon, “The Origin of the Kingdom of Kush (Napata-Meroë)” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

  • T.G.H. James, “Egypt: The Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Dynasties” Cambridge Ancient History

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