Ever heard of the Kush? They were an ancient civilization that was around about the time of the Egyptians. They lived farther up the nile from Egypt. Egypt “Egyptianized” Kushites. When Kush broke away from Egypt then Egypt fell into political chaos and king Piye of the Kush took overa nd restored Egypt to it former glory. Years later Kush broke away again and went bake to Meroe its capital.