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3,400-year-old tomb excavated in Sudan

Researchers have excavated a 3,400-year-old tomb containing the remains of gold workers who mined the area. Archaeologists discovered the tomb in 2015, though it wasn't until 2017 that a team with the AcrossBorders archaeological research project fully excavated the site. The island is part of an ancient land known as Nubia that

16 pyramids found at Kushite cemetery

16 pyramids have been found sitting atop tombs in a large Kushite cemetery found in Sudan. They date back around 2,000 years, to a time when a kingdom called "Kush" flourished in Sudan. Pyramid building was popular among the Kushites. They built them until their kingdom collapsed in the fourth century

Byzantine monastery excavated in Sudan

Archaeologists in the Sudan are working to excavate a large Byzantine-era church that used to be located on a busy trade route. "But we were in for a big surprise. Along the east wall of the monastery we dug out a row of 15 toilets. However it may sound and look,

Statues stolen from Sudan museum

Three statues dating back to 450 B.C. have been stolen from a museum in northern Sudan. Their disappearance underscores the lack of protection afforded Sudan's rich but under-developed archaeological heritage. "They are small statues, about 10-15cm high but it's very significant because the Napatan kingdom is one of the important periods in

Medieval crypt found in Northern Sudan

Archaeologists working in northern Sudan have found a 900-year-old crypt containing the mummified remains of 7 individuals. The inscriptions on the walls of the crypt, inscribed with black ink on a thin layer of whitewash (paint), were written in Greek and Sahidic Coptic. They include excerpts from the gospels of Luke,

35 small pyramids unearthed in Sudan

At least 35 small pyramids and graves have been found clustered together at the ancient site of Sedeinga in the Sudan. Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated. In one field season alone, in 2011, the research team discovered 13 pyramids packed into

Long-lost temple discovered in Sudan

Archaeologists working in Sudan have found a long-lost temple which dates back to the Meroe period. The large temple compound is situated 130 km northwards of Khartoum. European travellers saw the remains of the temple in the early 19th century but then the temple disappeared in the desert, said Onderka who

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