History was always a subject that gave me goosebumps whenever I sat with the kings and queens from the past. Their lifestyle, endeavors, and conquest were certainly some of the curious topics to explore. Other than this, their way of ruling their empires significantly caught several eyes. So, here is the list of top empires from the pages of history, discussing the
Let’s Begin With The Kingdom Of Kush
This is an overshadowed empire that stood strong as a regional power in the lands of Africa for around thousands of years. The kingdom of Kush was the economic center. This region held its operation mostly in ivory, iron, gold, and incense. Both in terms of military defense and as a trading partner, the kingdom of Kush gave solid rivalry to Egypt.
Further, Kush even ruled Egypt as the 25th dynasty, and in the process, the kingdom embraced several of its neighboring customs. For instance, the Kushites mummified the dead, paid their worship to many Egyptian Gods, and also built their own style of Pyramids. In the present day Moroe, the capital of Kushites is the house of 200 pyramides.
Next Is The Land Of Punt
This empire is one of the mysterious kingdoms, we are here to talk about. The historical stories date back to 2500 B.C and come to be known as “Land of The Gods” who are rich in gold, myrrh, exotic animals, and ebony population. There are records that show that the Egyptians sent numerous caravans and flotillas to Punt. It was during the 15thC BC.
This was the era of Queen Hatshepsut. However, the location remained unknown. Therefore the original location identification is a hot topic among historians. They argue the location to be either the Levant or the Arabian peninsula. However, most of the historians believe that the Red Sea coast of East Africa might be the land of Punt.
Last Is The Carthage
The locations find it apt depiction to be as Ancient Rome’s rival, during the Punic Wars. The place was once a North African commercial zone that came into prominence in the span of 500 years. While the city-state came into its establishment around the 9th century BC, the latter part of its success stories surrounds that as a seafaring empire that excelled in silver, gold, copper, and textiles. When the empire grew more, the city had more than half a million population.
It also had a secured harbor that supported 220 ships. With time, its impact sided towards Spain. It also captured several parts of the Mediterranean. However, with expansion at robust speed, there came a territorial clash with the rising Roman empire. At the beginning of 264 BC, this ancient power confronted three hellish Punic wars. This brought an end to the Carthage dynasty. The present-day represents this once-mighty empire in the ruins of the city of Tunis.
Well, these are the top three empires that ruled