Sudan: Nagaa

Nagaa is an ancient city belonging to the Nubian Meroe kingdom (about 4th century BC), and as Meroe Pyramids to the north. Naqa has two well-preserved temples siting about 500 feet apart. The first is the magnificent Temple of Amun Ra, a leading god in the Egyptian mythology. Similar to other Egyptian temples in the north, the Temple of Amun has the walkway with ram statues and several consecutive rooms with columns. The other temple is the Temple of Apedemak, a lion-headed God that was worshiped in Nubia. This temple looks quite different from Egyptian ones and is ornate with many scenes of conquest. The temple is considered a classic example of Kushite architecture.