C-Group


C-Group
   The term invented by George Reisner and used by Egyptologists to designate the inhabitants of Lower Nubia during the late Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom. They may have been connected to the A-Groupbut were more likely a new more warlike people who moved north as the Egyptians abandoned Nubia during the First Intermediate Period. Their kingdoms are mentioned in texts of Dynasty 6. The northern regions were conquered by the Egyptians during the Middle Kingdom, while the southern part of Nubia evolved into the kingdom of Kerma or Kush, which reoccupied the north during the Second Intermediate Period and was finally conquered at the beginning of Dynasty 18.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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