Ancient Nubia. Tremaux studied and described the shape of the pyramids at Meroe. He also explained in what ways those at Meroe differed from those in Egypt. At Jebel Barkal, he measured the Amun temple and recorded its length to be about 196 feet. He also noted that two pylons (gateways) and a row of ram sphinxes were still visible. About the temple, Tremaux wrote, "The sanctuary could be entered to find a lovely granite altar covered with sculptures and a hieroglyphic inscriptions.