Necropolis of Nuri, Merowe

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Necropolis of Nuri, UNESCO cultural heritage site since 2003, contains burial pyramids of Nubian kings and queens. The pyramids differ a lot from Egyptian ones, as they are smaller and there are in a poorer state. However, you can still see the royal burial grounds and items used in funeral ceremonies. See the first pyramid on the site of Taharqa, an ancient pharaoh. Other royal members' and rulers' pyramids were built according to the position of Taharqa's. You'll notice the smaller pyramids, a bit far from his, made for people of lesser rank. Planning Merowe trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This is the site of the pyramid of king Taharqa (691-664 BC) who ruled over Egypt as well as Sudan, and who is mentioned in the Bible as fighting against the Assyrian ruler Esarhaddon. Later kings als...  more »
  • Experience will never forget it. Cause our car stuck in the sand there. Here you will find several pyramids which some is still need some care from archaeologist, some are fully destroyed. The ghafiir...  more »
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