Taharka (Kush), Imhotep, and others of Antiquity
This station calls the visitorís attention to the contributions of Africans in world development and the presence of Africans in many other parts of the world more than 2000 years ago. For example, Taharka was the last ruler of the 25th dynasty of Kusher Cush, an ancient Kingdom of Nubia (in present Sudan). He ascended the throne at the age of 16 years, and, during the course of his 25-year reign, he controlled the largest empire in ancient Africa. Imhotep was a divine priest of the third dynasty of Egypt, a chief adviser to the great ruler, Djoser, and the first true father of medicine.