Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Yesterday we arrived at a wonderful ancient place "the Nubian Pyramids at Meroë. The Nubian people were influenced by the Egyptian architects of the pyramids. As we all will see at this wonderful place full of history.
ruins of the Nubian pyramids
The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within present day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. The first had its capital at Kerma (2600–1520 BC). The second was centered on Napata (1000–300 BC). Finally, the last kingdom was centered on Meroë (300 BC–AD 300).
Kerma was Nubia's first centralized state with its own indigenous forms of architecture and burial customs. The last two kingdoms, Napata and Meroë, were heavily influenced by ancient Egypt culturally, economically, politically, and militarily. The Kushite kingdoms in turn competed strongly with Egypt, and during the late period of Ancient Egyptian history, the rulers of Napata conquered and unified Egypt herself. The Napatans ruled as the pharaohs of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. The Napatan domination of Egypt ended with the Assyrian conquest in 656 BC.
|Credits: Nubian Pyramids Meroë
visiting Meroë’s pyramids
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