Ancient Royal African History

Ancient Royal African History 

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Pyramids of Meroe in Sudan

The city of Meroe in Sudan’s Nile Valley is home to the Nubian pyramids that were part of the Kingdom of Kush, which are about 220 in total. They are the burial sites for more than 40 Nubian kings and queens who led the Kushite kingdom that rose to power and affluence in 1000 BC, after the fall of the 24th Egyptian Dynasty. The pyramids hold rich history of pharaohs and deities that existed in the Kushite Kingdom. The pyramids found are of prominent pharaohs such as King Tanutamun, who was a 17th-century BC monarch, King Kashta, his son King Piye and many of the kingdom’s warrior queens.

Throughout the years, some of the pyramids have been partly destroyed by being plundered by humans wanting to steal wealth inside the tombs. Mostly notably, Italian explorer Guiseppe Ferlini smashed the tops of 40 pyramids between 1800 and 1870 to find treasure hidden inside. He was later found, and the Meroitic writings and reliefs depicting historical events were brought back to British and German museums.

The pyramids receive few visitors due to their far-off location from the capital Khartoum and are managed by locals from nearby villagers who seek to protect their history.

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Pyramids of Meroe in Sudan