Sudan: Nuri Pyramids

The Pyramids of Nuri are part of a large necropolis of kings and queens of Nubian Kingdom of Kush. The pyramids and burials were built during the three hundred odd years between 670-310 BC. There were around 80 total pyramids, with 20 of them standing till today, in various states of preservation. While smaller then Egyptian pyramids (they are 30-50m high), there are many more of them, making the site atmospheric and spectacular especially at sunset when the pyramids turn to glowing orange sandstone color. All pyramids used staircase-type construction. Most of not all pyramids where excavated in the beginning of the 20th century, with a lot of historic artifacts found, although treasures appeared to had been long looted before that. The best part – you can have the entire site with all the conical pyramids to yourself – try that is the annoying Egypt!