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Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. The city was on several major trade routes and it flourished from 800 BCE to 250 CE. No one has yet been able to decipher the Meroitic script. This city was written about by Herodotus in circa 430 BCE. Meroe was so famous for its wealth in ancient times that the Persian King Cambyses mounted an expedition to capture it. The expedition was lost in the desert. -- http://www.ancient.eu/Meroe/

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Discover Meroe Pyramids in Shendi, Sudan: These Nubian pyramids are strange and unique, even by pyramid standards.

At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan. (via NBC News; photo via Vincent Francigny / SEDAU)

Cluster of 35 ancient pyramids unearthed in Sudan

archaeology: ““ 35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in.

Reed Boats. The oldest found was 7000 years old in Kuwait. They were common in ancient Egypt and ate still used today in Peru, Bolivia, and Ethiopia.

Reed Boats common in ancient Egypt & still used today in Peru, Bolivia & Ethiopia.

The ruins of ancient structures in Sudan. The civilization extends back over 6,000 years in this region of Africa.

The ruins of ancient structures in Sudan. The civilization extends back over years in this region of Africa.

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