WHAT A SITE! The Nubian Pyramids

Famous Meroe pyramids

The Nubian pyramids were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms in what is present-day northern Sudan. 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. The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. Approximately 255 pyramids were eventually constructed at three sites over a period of a few hundred years to serve as tombs for the kings and queens of Napata and Meroë. The most extensive Nubian pyramid site is at Meroë, which is located between the fifth and sixth cataracts of the Nile, approximately 100 kilometres north of Khartoum. During the Meroitic period, over forty queens and kings were buried there. Visit this and other spectacular sites on our new tour.

Sudan, Djibouti & Ethiopia
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Departure date: 03 Nov 2016 – ONE SPOT LEFT (MALE WILLING TO SHARE)

Sudan, Djibouti & Ethiopia
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Departure date: 26 Jan 2017

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