Monday, 28 December 2015


Our trip of discovery this year took us to Sudan. The name "Sudan" originally comes from the term "Bilal-al-Sudan" which means "Land of Blacks".

We had the privilege of seeing many of the ruins of the ancient Kingdom of Kush, including the Pyramids of the Kingdom's ancient capital, Meroe, and others in Nubia. The Kingdom of Kush dates back to 2,500 BC and lasted until around 600 AD. The Kushite Pharoah, Piankhi, united the entire Nile Valley from the Delta (in modern-day Egypt) to the city of Napata (in modern-day Sudan). There are more Pyramids in Sudan than there are in Egypt.

Day 1 - Khartoum (the capital city) and Omdurman

National Museum - a wealth of information

Pharaohs at the side of the museum

Archaelogical map of Sudan

Funerary shaft of Anlamani.
This shaft is carved in granite and engraved with with reliefs and texts contained the coffin of Napatan king Anlamani. It is one of the first successors of the Blacks Pharaohs, most likely the grandson of Taharqo and predecessor of Aspelta. During the excavationof Nuri by American archaeologist George Reisner in 1914-1916, in the funerary chambers were discovered under their respective pyramids the shafts, very similar to this one of the two rulers Anlamani and Aspelta.
The “Venus” of Meroe

Side view

Nubian Man

 The Blue Nile & the White Nile - confluence (not so clear from pics)

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