tribes of Nubia were a constant source of conflict for the Kingdom of
Egypt from earliest times.
was carried out in both directions, with the Nubians raiding Upper Egypt
for food, slaves and probably glory. While Egypt sought to impose its
authority over Nubia to insure peace on its southern border, extract
tribute, dominate the valuable trade route along the Nile valley to the
interior of Africa and control the valuable mineral resources of Nubia.
various times during their long association Egypt controlled large areas
of Nubia, often regarding it as a province an appointing an Egyptian
governor to rule in Pharaoh's name. However in the eighth century BC
these roles were reversed with the Nubian Kingdom of Kush conquering
Egypt as far north as the Mediterranean. This dominance was doomed to
be short lived as the Assyrians arrived in 671BC and conquered the
ancient Land of the Pharaohs.
following list provides an interesting opponent for many armies,
consisting of large numbers of skirmish infantry