A royal pyramid of Meroe reopens after 100 years

A royal pyramid of Meroe reopens after 100 years

When we talk about pyramids, we automatically usually think of those in Egypt, although there are many others that have a lot to say, such as the pyramids of Meroe in Sudan. These pyramids are in the news again these days because a real pyramid has been opened for the first time in about 100 years so that different archaeological investigations can be carried out.

The Reopening was at the tomb of Queen Khennuwa, a pyramid built at the beginning of the 4th century BC, which is located about six meters deep under its pyramid in the middle of the desert.

The opening of the tomb of the queen khennuwa It is part of a research and conservation program launched by the Qatari Mission for the Pyramids of Sudan, a program under the direction of Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani.

In this program, where the German Archaeological Institute also participates, it is based on the research and conversation of more than 100 meroitic pyramids thanks to an international team made up of experts in different fields.

George Andrew Reisner, an American archaeologist at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, was the one who last inspected it in 1922 and since then no one has returned to its interior, which is known to have a great wealth in both hieroglyphics and paintings and further discoveries are expected from this research. For those who do not know, it must be said that Sudan's pyramids outnumber those in Egypt, although those of Sudan are smaller and the conservation status may be considered ruinous.

If we wonder about who or who built these pyramids, it must be said that they were the nubian kings, known as the black pharaohs, who banished the Egyptian kings back in the 8th century BC. After several centuries, the area from which they came was expelled to Nubia and it was where they began to bury themselves following Egyptian customs.

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Today you can say that The pyramid of Queen Khennuwa is one of the first to be built in the royal necropolis that have been found a short distance from Meroe, the capital of the kingdom of Nubia. Although it will not be this pyramid exactly, the team of researchers who are in the area, have affirmed that some of the pyramids will be open to the public in the not too distant future.

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