“While the pyramids of Egypt may be the most famous in the world, they’re not the only pyramids in Northern Africa. Sudan happens to be home to its own set of incredibly impressive, ancient structures: the Meroe pyramids. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, which was ruled by the Nubian kings. Up to 4,600 years old, the pyramids of Meroe were built in the what’s known as Nubian style, marked by steep slopes and small bases. These pyramids are not only striking. They’re numerous — about 200 strong, to be exact. According to Slate, ‘there are more pyramids in one small section of the northern Sudanese desert than there are in the whole of Egypt.'” 

Source: Alison Spiegel. “Sudan’s Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You’ll Find In Egypt.” Huffington Post. May 21, 2016. 


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