#Meroe

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The sun was catching up fast, and we still had to walk some three quarters of a mile to the pyramid N12. Race to catch the sunrise from inside the pyramid was getting hot, as it seems we hadn't left for this pre-dawn hike early enough.
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Situated on the banks of the Nile River is the ancient city of Meroë. You will find nearly 200 ancient pyramids built around the same time as the Egyptian ones.⠀
While Egypt gets around 4.3 million visitors per year, Meroe only gets around 15,000 per year.⠀
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Pre-sunrise walk to the pyramids of Meroë, in Sudan. It was still a long walk to catch sunrise from inside the pyramid's chapel and the desert temperature before 5am can be at it's coldest, with wind chill driving it in single digit centigrades. One of the most memorable early morning walks I've ever had.
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Pre-dawn sky above the hills next to the pyramids at Meroë, Sudan. This beautiful landscape of Sudan looks even better in the hours before sunrise. It was time to hike up to the pyramids before the sun is up to get a glimpse of sunrise from inside the chosen pyramid N12.
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Nubian pyramids of Meroë (Begrawira) ver. 2, Sudan. A UNESCO World Heritage site.

Built during the third kingdom of Kushite centered around Meroë (300 BC to 300 AD) in the area of the Nile valley known as Nubia. They served as tombs for the kings and queens and wealthy citizens of Napata and Meroë. The Kushite king Piankhi conqured the 24th Dynasty of Egypt in 744 BC and united the entire Nile valley from the delta to the city of Napata. He and his descendants ruled as the pharaohs of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty till 656 BC when they were overthrown by Assyria.## ———————————————————————
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Meroë pyramids of Sudan at dusk as seen from the Italian camp site. I returned there for the sunrise shoot from N12 pyramid's chapel early in the morning. To check on the myth or reality of a pyramid's design being ideally aligned with sunrise and sunset.
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So this is the midday view from the chapel of the pyramid N12, identified as either belonging to Pharoah Tanyidamani (Meroë site display) or to Pharoah / Queen Kandake Shanakdakhete (Wikipedia). Whoever it belongs to, the view from here is great, and perhaps we'd get to see sunrise above those hills.
Marked for a pre-dawn return and shoot!
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Nubian pyramids of Meroë (Begrawira), Sudan. A UNESCO World Heritage site.

Built during the third kingdom of Kushite centered around Meroë (300 BC to 300 AD) in the area of the Nile valley known as Nubia. They served as tombs for the kings and queens and wealthy citizens of Napata and Meroë. The Kushite king Piankhi conqured the 24th Dynasty of Egypt in 744 BC and united the entire Nile valley from the delta to the city of Napata. He and his descendants ruled as the pharaohs of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty till 656 BC when they were overthrown by Assyria.## ———————————————————————
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It's known that the pyramids were build on a East-West alignment, with the entrance to the chapel / burial chamber facing East for the sunrise, symbolising birth and resurrection as was Pharos desire for after death. So to test this, the first thing is to identify the right pyramid, from where the view of the sunrise will be perfect. .
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At the site of Meroe there are more than 200 pyramids (Wikipedia), and from the looks of it via checking up on this aerial photo in the museum's display, the Northern cemetery seems like a good option. .
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Camels 🐪 are in the city of Meroe ⚱️⚰️
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Meroe " Birmingham Africa " .
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#meroe #africa #camel #archaeology ⚰️⚱️🐪📸

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servicing of pyramid ⚰️⚒🔨
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#pyramid #sudan #travel #meroe #civilization #archaeology

Did you know there are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt? The rarely visited UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pyramids of Meroe, are sensational pyramids and temples of the Kingdom of Kush, revealing the art and architectural exchange between Africa and the Mediterranean at the dawn of the Common Era. Join us on our small-group exploration in Sudan!
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📷 Ron Van Oers
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Aquesta tardor veurem moltes coses... #bagarawiya #sudan #meroe #africa #nile

"King Taharqa"
Watercolors + Faber Castell color pencils on Strathmore watercolor paper.
Big thanks to the awesome @teradiamart for letting me know of her coloring technique (even though I'm not nearly as proficient with it 😂). Unlike all my previous attempts at painting, this time it felt like I actually knew what I was doing, and hopefully it will be a precursor to further improvement in my understanding & application of color theory.
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