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Meroe Pyramids Sudan

THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


Before air travel became overly popular, it was easy to feel you were on the road less travelled. Since the development of the jet engine in the 1950s flying has become more commonplace, making it quicker and easier each year to see destinations you’ve been yearning over.

Meroe Pyramids Sudan

The Meroe Pyramids, sometimes referred to as the Nubian pyramids, are located along the banks of the Nile River in the lonely desert of eastern Sudan. There are nearly 200 known pyramids there, and they were built between 2,300 and 2,700 years ago, with many of the pyramids functioning as tombs for the royalty of the Meroitic kingdom.

However, that means everyone else has been able to get to those far flung destinations too. We all know the feeling of arriving and finding out that you are undoubtedly not alone. The unbearable throngs of people all trying to see that one monument, places bursting at the seams as unending streams of people flow in and out of its city walls. Continue reading

Meroe Pyramids Sudan

WHAT A SITE! The Nubian Pyramids

In northern Sudan we’ll find approximately 255 of what we refer to as the Nubian pyramids, built by the rulers of the Kingdom of Kush. The Kushites have a long history in the area, and struggled with the Egyptians for dominance of the region for hundreds of years.

Meroe Pyramids Sudan

The Meroe Pyramids, sometimes referred to as the Nubian pyramids, are located along the banks of the Nile River in the lonely desert of eastern Sudan. There are nearly 200 known pyramids there, and they were built between 2,300 and 2,700 years ago, with many of the pyramids functioning as tombs for the royalty of the Meroitic kingdom.

These pyramids were built around 800 years after Egypt’s pyramids, and while they’re substantially smaller, it is believed their method of construction and workmanship is similar to those of Ancient Egypt. Continue reading