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Persuasive Essay

  • Submitted by: MAURICIO1
  • on February 9, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 257 words

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Social Studies: Persuasive Essay

Thesis Statement: The Kingdom of Kush is worth learning since it had lots of things other civilizations wanted and it was a trading center.
Three Important Facts:
  * Kush had iron, gold, ivory, leather and timber.
  * Kush`s location and natural resources made it an important trading center.
  * Egyptians traded grain and linen for Kush`s gold, ivory, leather, and timber.
1st Paragraph: Introduction
            Kush was located on the Nile River to the south of Egypt. It had very fertile land because of its location. Aside from Egypt, Kush was the greatest ancient civilization. Egypt and Kush had a complicated relationship. Sometimes it was peaceful, often it was not. Many kingdoms wanted to control Kush. Kush was a land of natural wealth.   The Kingdom of Kush is worth learning since it had lots of things other civilizations wanted and it was a trading center.
            Egyptians traded grain and linen for Kush`s gold, ivory, leather, and timber. They were also forced to pay tribute to Egypt in forms of gifts. Kushites gave gold, cattle, ebony, ostrich feathers and slaves.            
            Kush`s location and natural resources made it an important trading center. They tried to work out trade agreements with Egypt that would allow them free access to the Mediterranean via the Nile River. Egyptians depended on Kush for iron, gold, and for exotic goods like incense and ebony.
              Kush was known for its rich gold mines. In fact, another name for Kush is Nubia which comes from nub, the Egyptian word for gold.

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