Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Pyramids of Meroe in Begrawiya, Sudan

Sudan is a country in Africa, bordered by Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, CAR, Chad and Lybia. Sudan was the largest country in Africa until 2011, when South Sudan separated into an independent country.

The site of the city of Meroë is marked by more than two hundred Nubian-style pyramids in three groups, of which many are in ruins. This site is found 200 km or so north of Khartoum and it hosts the largest selection of pyramids found in Sudan. 

The site has been inscribed on the UNESCO Whs list: the archaeological sites of the island of Meroe. The pyramids near Begrawiya is one of the three separate sites that make up this inscription.  


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