Amazing Drone Footage Of Sudan’s Mysterious Nubian Pyramids



Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.


Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms.The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within present day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity.


They were built by the ancient Nubian civilisation, there are around 255 of these beautiful pyramids in three known sites dotted across the Sudanese desert.


The first had its capital at Kerma 2600–1520 BC. The second was centered on Napata 1000–300 BC. Finally, the last kingdom was centered on Meroë 300 BC–AD 300.

But most tourists have never heard of them and, so far, very little research has been done into the structures.

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