Nubian pyramids: - They are pyramids built by rulers of

4/17/2021, 1:01:01 PM
Nubian pyramids: - They are pyramids built by rulers of ancient Kushite kingdoms. The Nile Valley region known as Nubia, which is located in present-day northern Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during ancient times. The first had its capital at Kerma (2500-1500 BC). The second centered on Napata (1000-300 BC). The last kingdom centered around Meroe (300 BC - AD 300). It is constructed of granite and sandstone. The pyramids were partially destroyed by Italian treasure hunter Giuseppe Ferlini in the 1830s. Deeply influenced by Egyptian customs, the Nubian kings built their pyramids after about a thousand years of changing Egyptian burial methods. In Nubia, the pyramids were first built in Al-Kurru in 751 B.C. The Nubian pyramids simulate a form of the Egyptian elite pyramids that were common during the era of the New Kingdom, The number of Nubian pyramids that are still remaining until now is about twice the Egyptian pyramids that remain, the Nubian pyramids are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The pyramids of Nubia consist of about 220 pyramids, which were built in three regions of Nubia as shrines to the kings and queens of Napata and Meroe who ruled the Kingdom of Kush. The first pyramids were built in the Al-Kurru area, and include the mausoleums of King Kashta and his son Biya or Anikhi, and with them the tombs of the next ones, Shabaka and Tinut Amani, and the pyramids of 14 queens. The pyramids of Napata were later built in Nuri, on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nubia. This cemetery contained the graves of a king and 52 queens and princesses. The oldest and largest pyramids of Nuri belong to the Nabatean king and the twenty-fifth dynasty pharaoh, Taharqa. The densest building site for the Nubian pyramids is Meroe, located between the fifth and sixth cataracts of the Nile, about 200 km north of Khartoum within the borders of Sudan. During the Meroitic period, more than forty kings and queens were buried there. Photographer unknown

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