City in Sudan

Not to be confused with the archaeological site Meroë much further upriver.

Gebel Barkal, the hill.

Merowe is a city in Northern Sudan, along the southern banks of the Nile.

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  • By bus from Khartoum to Karima, ~5 hours (450 km). From Dongola it takes 2-3 hours (200 km).
  • 1 Merowe Airport (MWE IATA). As of Oct 2019, it did not seem to be operating.    

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Map of Merowe

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The last standing pillars of Napata's temple of Amun at the foot of Jebel Barkal.
  • 1 Gebel Barkal (Jebel Barkal). The name Gebel Barkal specifically refers to a prominent hill used since antiquity for navigation. At the base of the hill lie several ancient temples and palaces, with even more spread out along a 60 km stretch of the Nile, just upriver from Merowe. Together, these sites are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region    
  • 2 Jebel Barkal Museum. An archaeological museum on the eastern side of the archeological area of Jebel Barkal.    
 
The main pyramid at El-Kurru
  • 3 Pyramids and tombs at El-Kurru. El-Kurru was one of the royal cemeteries used by the Nubian royal family. Most of the pyramids date to the early part of the Kushite period, from Alara of Nubia (795–752 BC) to King Nastasen (335–315 BC).    

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  • 1 Al-Nassr hotel, Karima.
  • Allright hotel, Karima.

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