Senuseret I (Part IV): Nubian Gold.
Senuseret I is in need of funding. With so many monuments under construction, he needs resources, and fast. The king sends out his warriors, to obtain gold from many different sources…
Lower and Upper Nubia, showing the Wadi Halfa and Second Cataract (2) Elephantine/Aswan (Source: Wikipedia).
Fortresses built in Nubia (Source: Brown University).
Navigating the cataracts.
Wolfram Grajetzki, The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, 2006.
Henriette Hafsas-Talkos, “Between Kush and Egypt: the C-Group People of Lower Nubia,” in Between the Cataracts: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Nubian Studies, 2006.