Sudan: Jebel Barkal Pyramids

Long after the Egyptians were gone from Jebel Barkal, the Nubian Kushite kings chose the site for the burial pyramids. Roughly a dozen of conical pyramids stand on the western side of the mountain, facing the setting sun. The pyramids date to between 3rd and 1st centuries BC. The pyramids look stunning at sunset, hard to believe that such a spectacular site is virtually unknown in the world and is very little visited, much less then the Meroe Pyramids. In fact, this burial site was used by the Nubian kings for two centuries before the necropolis was moved hundreds of kilometers away to Meroe