About 760 BC, the Nubians of the Kush Empire invaded and conquered Egypt beginning the period of the Black Pharaohs. They made Meroë (pronounced mayor-way) their capitol. They built Jebel Barkel (or Napata) as a sign that Egypt belongs to Nubia. And for their Kings and Queens, who ruled equally, they built these distinctly Nubian pyramids. Their kingdom would last longer than the Egyptians and would end with their defeat by another African empire, the Kingdom of Axum in 656 BC.
Statue of Ramesses III as a Standard-Bearer of Amun-Re. Material: Gray Granite / Usimare Ramesses III (also written Ramses and Rameses) was the second Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty and is considered to be the last great New Kingdom king to wield any substantial authority over Egypt. Ramesses III was the son of Setnakhte and Queen Tiy-Merenese. He was probably murdered by an assassin in a conspiracy led by one of his secondary wives and her minor son.
Detail of women Nubians being received by Huy and his brother Amenhotep, women with children on back and holding hands of small boys, Black Pharaohs, Nubians, Egypt, Luxor, Tomb of Huy, Viceroy of Kush under Tutankhamun, Offerings from Nubia by Nubians, New Kingdom