Factors for growth of Meroe town
Meroe/Merowe.- This was the second capital of the kingdom of Kush and emerged as a city in 650 BC.- It rose to become an important industrial centre and specifically iron working producing weapons, hunting and farming tools. Factors for growth of Meroe:(a) Existence of transport routes-Meroe/Merowe was located at an intersection of transport routes (from east via the red sea and from north via Egypt).- This promoted trade with other parts of the world.(b) Abundance of wood fuel, from the heavily forested Blue Nile / white Nile intersection area, which was a key to the prosperity of the iron-working industry.(c) Mining –Merowe was located in a region endowed with a lot of iron.