Meroe Pyramids

 

Meroe is an ancient city on the east bank of the Nile approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum. Near the site are a group of villages called Bagrawiyah.

 

The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within present day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. The first had its capital at Kerma (2600 – 1520 BC). The second was centered on Napata (1000 – 300 BC). Finally, the last kingdom was centered on Meroe (300 BC – AD 300).

 

Finally, the last kingdom was centered on Meroe (300 BC – AD 300)Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. The Kushites built these pyramids some 800 years after the pyramids of Ancient Egypt were built. They are thought to have similar workmanship of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, but on a much smaller scale.

In June 2011, the Archeological Sites of Meroe were listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

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