By the 1400s BC the Egyptian empire extended from the Euphrates River to southern Nubia.
Military conquests made Egypt rich as well as powerful. The conquered kingdoms sent gifts and treasure to the Egyptians.
Growth and Effects of Trade
As Egypt’s empire expanded, conquest brought Egyptian traders into contact with distant lands with valuable resources. Trade routes included Sinai Peninsula (turquoise & copper), kingdom of Punt on the Red Sea, Asia Minor, and Greece.