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Nubian pyramids | sudan pyramids tour

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Published on 09 Dec 2019 / In Hotep

Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within the north of present day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. The first had its capital at Kerma. The second was centered on Napata.

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Pyramids are linked to Egypt in people’s minds, but they’ve been constructed by ancient civilizations on various parts of our planet. The Mesopotamians were the first civilization to build structures that had a pyramid-like design, the ziggurats. Sumerians, Babylonians, Elamites, Akkadians, and Assyrians–they were all keen on building ziggurats as part of larger temple complexes, serving religious purposes. Made of sun-dried mud-bricks, the ziggurats of Mesopotamia were gold-bronze painted marvels, but little remains of them now.

In Mexico, there is the magnificent Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of Moon, but also what would be the world’s largest pyramid if measuring by volume, the Great Pyramid of Cholula. Built in the Mexican state of Puebla, the Pyramid of Cholula rises some 180 feet above the surrounding plain and is 1,300 by 1,300 feet at the base.

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