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Evidence of the close relationship of ancient cultures – the great Egypt and the kingdom of Meroit – discovered in the north of Sudan. In dry Nubian desert archaeologists unearthed 35 pyramids built about two thousand years ago. Since 2009, specialists French Office of Antiquities Management Sudan (French Section of the Directorate on Antiquities of Sudan) study unusual necropolis of the ancient African civilization Kush, southern Egypt’s neighbor. About the history of the country of Kush or the Meroite kingdom less is known than the homeland of the great pyramids, but historians do not doubt: Egypt had a tremendous impact on culture kushits. A necropolis discovered in a place called Sedinga, is a group of small tomb pyramids located unusually close to each other. Archaeologists were surprised when 2011 excavation results on an area of 500 square meters 13 stone buildings were found. “The density of the pyramids explained by the long existence of the cemetery: the process the erection lasted hundreds of years and when the place was left completely few, burials began to be made in the available between structures voids, “says anthropologist Vincent Francigny (Vincent Francigny) from the American Museum of Natural History. Curious that the size of the tombs varies. So, the width of the base is the largest is 7 meters and the smallest, presumably intended for the child – only 75 centimeters. On one of a burial plate was discovered. Meroite inscription on the tablet contains an appeal to Osiris and his wife and sister Isis on behalf of a woman named Aba-la with a request to give her water and bread. In general, the influence of Egypt is also observed in the character tomb buildings: they are a kind of synthesis Egyptian pyramids and presumably local construction method mounds – tumulus. Moreover, in one of the pyramids, the inner circular masonry is completely made of brick. The Cushites earlier only one such building was discovered. Concerning external decorative decoration of the pyramids, then it is practically not preserved. Experts say that the tombs were covered facing stone, and the tops were decorated with images sun globe, birds and lotus flowers. By the time when before pyramids were reached by archaeologists, many burial chambers were looted, preserving to this day the only treasure – human remains.
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