Whenever we hear about pyramids, our minds automatically go to Egypt. Egypt is the home to around 80 pyramids today, but there’s a country that has around twice as many!
The pyramids in today’s Egypt were constructed a long time ago, by ancient civilizations, and such civilizations built them at other places, too. Some of the civilizations that built pyramids and similarly shaped ziggurats were the Mesopotamians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Elamites, etc. Today’s Sudan is home to over 200 Nubian pyramids built over a few centuries around 4,600 years ago.
The Nubian Meroe pyramids are smaller than the ones found in Egypt, but that doesn’t make them any less impressive. They are located on the east bank of the Nile River and are named after the ancient city of Meroe. Meroe was once the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient kingdom that once occupied the same territory that’s now the Republic of Sudan.
Those pyramids were built for the same reason as the ones in Egypt — to be eternal resting places for kings and queens.