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Despite the Egyptian presence in upper Nubia the indigenous culture of the region continued to flourish This culture was deeply influenced by African peoples in the south and was little changed by the proximity of Egyptian garrisons or the imports of luxury articles by Egyptian traders Indeed the Egyptianization of Nubia appears to have actually been enhanced during the decline in Egypts political control over Nubia in the Second Intermediate Period c 1630-1540 BC when Nubians were employed in large numbers as mercenaries against the Asian Hyksos invaders of Egypt This experience did more to introduce Egyptian culture which the mercenaries absorbed while fighting in Egyptian armies than did the preceding centuries of Egyptian military occupation Conversely the presence of these mercenaries in Egypt contributed to the growing African influence within Egyptian culture The defeat of the Hyksos was the result of a national rising of the Egyptians who once they had expelled the Hyksos from the Nile valley turned their energies southward to reestablish the military occupation of Nubia that the Hyksos invasion had disrupted Under Thutmose I reigned 1493-c 1482 BC the Egyptian conquest of the northern Sudan was completed as far as Kurqus 50 miles south of Abu Hamad and subsequent Egyptian military expeditions penetrated even farther up the Nile This third Egyptian occupation was the most complete and the most enduring for despite sporadic rebellions against Egyptian control Nubia was divided into two administrative units Wawat in the north with its provincial capital at Aswan and Kush also spelled Cush in the south with its headquarters at Napata Marawi Nubia as a whole was governed by a viceroy usually a member of the royal entourage who was responsible to the Egyptian pharaoh Under him were two deputies one for Wawat and one for Kush and a hierarchy of lesser officials The bureaucracy was staffed chiefly by Egyptians but Egyptianized Nubians were not uncommon Colonies of Egyptian officials traders and priests
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