The Pyramids of Meroe, Sudan


They most famous pyramids in Egypt have the size and the number of tourists. But, the archaeological complex of the pyramids of Meroe, in the Nubian Desert (northern Sudan) are impressive from afar. It is solitary, and enclosed by huge sand dunes that form an intriguing and beautiful environment.

It is located 200 kilometers from the capital of Sudan, and the complex, preserves the remains of the capital of an ancient kingdom, one of the earliest civilizations in the valley of the Nile: the Nubians, also called Kush. Meroe, also refers to United Meroitic, a civilization that had its heyday between 400 a. C. and 300 d. C.

The pyramids of Meroe are located on the banks of a wide bend of the Nile, and its ruins are revealed palaces, court buildings, temples and the remains of the city proper, with walls, smaller temples, shrines and cemetery with a thousand graves. Although the largest pyramid is less than 30 meters high, more than 100 of the angles are prominent and still impressive.

Sudan, reportedly lives in the shadow of Egypt in their archaeological aspect. It remains a paradise for archaeologists and a less explored territory. Many of its secrets are yet to be revealed.

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