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Step back in time to Ancient Kush -
The activity book

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Book details:

Author: K.N. Chimbiri

Publication date: 10 October 09
Price: £4.99 RRP
ISBN: 978-0-956-2525-1-7
Format: Softback/saddle stitch

Genre: Children’s non-fiction/ ancient history (ages 7-12)

Pages: 20
Size: 219mm x 219mm
Illustrations: 20 black and white
plus 2 full colour keepsake
paper dolls

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Please send us any of your
completed pages from your activity book, as well as your drawings, poems or photos of
your craft work projects inspired by ancient Kush, and we'll display them in our online gallery for everyone to see. Just email them to gallery@golden-destiny.com (in Jpeg format, please).

Learning more about Ancient Kush

Want to know more about ancient Kush? You will find lots more information in the resources section.
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K.N. Chimbiri, author of Step Back In Time to Ancient Kush, speaks about the book.

During the Barbados launch of the book, the author explains how to use the book as a positive introduction to Black History as well as the relevance of Kushites achievements to children everywhere today.

Step back in time and meet the mighty Kushites!

Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush introduces the fascinating kingdom of Kush, based in what is now the Sudan, to readers via 20 fun-filled interactive pages. Discover famous rulers, unique dress styles, religion, architecture, food, trade, literacy and much more about ancient Kushite achievements.

Teaches little-known ancient Black history through puzzles & fun activities!

Packed with puzzles to SOLVE, pictures to DRAW and COLOUR and fascinating facts to DISCOVER from little-known ancient Black history, Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush will keep young readers busy and learning at the same time.

  • Superb illustrations to engage and delight. Great for visual learners!
  • Puzzles and exercises to develop concentration and vital problem-building skills.
  • Pages to draw & colour to encourage creativity.
  • Illustrated glossary to improve vocabulary and literacy.

Take a look at some sample pages from the book (Click an image to enlarge)

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Did you know...?

  • The kingdom of Kush was the only civilization in ancient times to successfully unite the lands along the length of the river Nile.
  • The Kushites created one of the longest-lasting civilizations in the ancient world.
  • Ancient Kush was already thriving when ancient Greece & Rome were born.

See if you can find these monuments and objects which the ancient Kushites left behind in your copy of Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush.


Did you know...? Article picture

Pharaoh Taharqo's column at Karnak (ancient Waset / Thebes)

Did you correctly complete Pharaoh Taharqo's monument on page 2?
Today only one of his 10 columns remains standing -- this is how it looks today.

Digital Karnak Project, created at the Experiential Technologies Center (ETC), UCLA. Copyright © Regents of the University of California.
Did you know...? Article picture

Pharaoh Taharqo’s columns

Although only one of Pharaoh Taharqo’s columns is still standing today, here’s a computer-generated reconstruction by some clever people at the Digital Karnak Project, UCLA showing how all 10 columns looked together.

Digital Karnak Project, created at the Experiential Technologies Center (ETC), UCLA. Copyright © Regents of the University of California.
Did you know...? Article picture

A Kushite thumb guard

Can you find a queen waving at her people? Look closely at her hand!
The ancient Kushites were excellent archers. They often wore these unique ‘thumb guards’ to protect their thumbs while drawing their bows.

Copyright © Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL.
Did you know...? Article picture

One of Queen Amanishakheto's jewels

Can you find the queen who once owned such fine jewellery 2,000 years ago? Look closely at all the details in this shield ring: how many of these details remind you of images in your Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush activity book?

Copyright © Kunst Museum, Munich.