/koosh, kush/, n.

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or Cush

Ancient country, Nubia region of the Nile River valley.

In the 2nd millennium BC it was subject to Egypt. In the 8th century BC Kushite King Piankhi invaded and conquered Lower Egypt. It was ruled from 716 BC by Piankhi's brother Shabaka, who also invaded Egypt and set up the 25th dynasty; he subsequently made Memphis his capital. In the early 6th century BC the Kushite kingdom's capital was transferred to Meroë , where the Kushites ruled for another 900 years.

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also spelled  Cush 

      the southern portion of the ancient region known as Nubia.

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