Necropolis of Nuri, UNESCO cultural heritage site since 2003, contains burial pyramids of Nubian kings and queens. The pyramids differ a lot from Egyptian ones, as they are smaller and there are in a poorer state. However, you can still see the royal burial grounds and items used in funeral ceremonies. See the first pyramid on the site of Taharqa, an ancient pharaoh. Other royal members' and rulers' pyramids were built according to the position of Taharqa's. You'll notice the smaller pyramids, a bit far from his, made for people of lesser rank. Planning Merowe trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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The pyramids of Nuri are a sight to behold. Pyramids in various states of repair/ restoration spread over a vast site, surrounded by small sand dunes. Allow lots of time to sit and enjoy these... more »
located near the fourth cataract, they are about 80 pyramids. The pyramid field of Nuri contained 21 kings together with 52 queens.King Taharqa started the building. more »
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