Sudan untold ancient history.
The misrepresentation and negative depicting of Sub-Sahara Africa, by the western media have heavily robbed Africa of its ancient history. They inflict fear in the minds of western visitors who would have loved to visit and explore the continent exciting historical facts.
If you ask thousand people on the street about Pyramids, not even 0.2% will call Sudan, as the home breathtaking and countless Pyramids, more than what you can find in Egypt. Although Sudan has the most impressive Pyramids in the world, yet all that the western media talks about in war, war, and war. And of cause very little about its history and far less known as a tourist destination.
The Nubian Pyramids were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite Kingdoms in Sudan. The Nubian Meroe Pyramids are smaller than that of Egypt but they are very extraordinary.
Nubia was made of three Kushite Kingdoms during the antiquity. Kerma (2500-1520 BC) was the first of the three Kingdoms, the Napata (1000-300 BC) the second and the Meroe (300 BC-300 AD). Meroe, is the most extensive Nubia Pyramid site, with over 220 Pyramids. Visible traces of some Italian Gold scavengers who visited the site in the 18 century in search for Golds. that were buried with the Kings.
Around the 751 BC, the Kushite King, Piankhi, overthrown and united the entire Nile valley under his rule after the fall of the 24 the Egyptian dynasty. King Piankhi and his up-spring ruled as the Pharaohs of the 25th dynasty.
Although Sudan has had plenty of troubles lately, civil war and so on. The country is still a very exciting and offers knowledgeable African ancient history. Meroe lies along the Nile River, about 180 kilometer north of the Sudanese Capital, Khartoum. Places I will recommend if you decide’s to visit Sudan. The El-Kurru, one of many legal cemeteries of the Cuban Royal family, with their history far back as 315 BC, The region of Nori with about 73 Pyramids and the tomb of King Taharqa and the Nubian Meroe Pyramids which has over 220 pyramids. There you will find hieroglyphs, ancient temples, and stunning surreal desert.
It is about time, African ancient history is told.