Egypt is in turmoil! The Pharaoh has died without leaving an heir to the throne! With everyone confused as to whom is meant to take the throne, our borders are suffering as a result. The Kush have issued a call to war and is seeking to reclaim their lost city of Kerma.
The Pharaoh's most trusted vizier has tasked you to establish a fair sized settlement at Kerma, to make sure that the Kush cannot reclaim it and to ensure the south is sealed up. Initial reports indicate that the area is very desolate, with hardly any resources at all. To create an army and navy here, you will have to establish trade links with the city of Byblos, in the north, to obtain sturdy wood and precious copper.
To ensure Egypt's influence is marked here for eons, build a granite obelisk. Unfortunately, you won't find granite so far away from Egypt, so you will have to defend a recently created port city at Sawu to obtain it.
Hardly any cities will trade with you, because they don't want to risk heading south until the Kush are penned back into the south. If you provide your compatriots with military aid, you will be able to trade with the Kingdom.
Marking Pharaoh's far reaching influence is a new trade partner: Knossos. If you can defend this new trade link, your citizens will surely receiving bountiful goods and unsurpassed luxury.
I think some kind of additional monument other than an obelisk might improve the map. There is enough space for one anyway. Although I have actually no idea if that would be historically adequate or fit the background story (which is again very elaborate). A very high quality map nevertheless.