Kushite Infantryman

Kushite Infantryman

A common infantryman from ancient Kush, a kingdom in what is now Sudan that jostled against Egypt over dominance of the Nile Valley. Like their Egyptian counterparts, Kushite warriors used cowhide shields as their main protection, but pictorial evidence from one of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s chests suggests that Kushite shields had a more oval shape.
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