Updated: Aug 17, 2020
BBC reporter, Zeinab Badawi returns to the land of her birth and the very place of her forefathers and mothers: northern Sudan, where she shines a light on this little-known dimension of ancient African history, the great Kingdom of Kush. Its kings have ruled for hundreds of years, and even in the 8th century BC, they have invaded and controlled Egypt for the better part of 100 years. In comparison, Kush became an African powerhouse. This influence has spread to the new Middle East. Zeinab tours the best-preserved one thousand pyramids in Sudan and reveals how some of Kush's ancient traditions have survived to this day.