5- Sudan has the most pyramids in the world (not Egypt)
Egypt and pyramids are almost synonymous, but did you know there are pyramids in Sudan too? Nubia, a region in Sudan, has 255 pyramids — twice the number in Egypt!
After ruling Egypt’s 25th dynasty, the Nubian pharaohs fled to Sudan and formed the Kushite kingdom, incorporating the Egyptian culture in their new city.
The Nubian pyramids aren’t as widely visited as those in Egypt. So chances are you’ll have the pyramids all to yourself!
Jebel Barkal is the most rewarding out of the four main sites. The pyramids there are well-preserved and stand beside a small mountain. Climb up the mountain just before sunset to catch stunning views of the Nile!
Photo credit: Christopher Michel via Flickr
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