Rise of The Black Pharaohs

The Egypt of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings was an empire of indomitable might. Yet around 800 BC, the impossible happened. Kush, a subject kingdom from the south, rose up, conquered Egypt and enthroned his own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly one hundred years.

These were the mysterious Black Pharaohs of what is today Sudan, the Nubian kings, whose reign has become legendary among Africans and written off as heresy by early archaeologists who refused to believe that dark skinned Africans could have risen so high. National Geographic follows the experts to learn the real story of the Rise of the Black Pharaohs.

Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


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