Chapter 2 – Ancient Engineering
Meroe in Sudan – 750 BCE to 350 CE
Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. It was the latter day capital of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 1069 BCE-c.350 CE) after the earlier captial of Napata was sacked in c. 590 BCE. Prior to that date, Meroe had been an important administrative centre south of Napata. The city was located at the crossroads of major trade routes and flourished from c. 750 BCE to 350 CE.
Here is a link to a BBC video about the pyramids in Meroe
More than 200km (124 miles) from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city stand in the desert.
The Nubian pyramids in Meroe are smaller than the more famous ones in Egypt but there are many more of them.