c. 2500 B.C.E.–350 C.E.
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Since Antiquity, the hill of Gebel Barkal has been strongly associated with religious traditions and folklore.
In 716 B.C.E. Kushite king Piye died and was buried in an Egyptian style pyramid tomb at El-Kurru
Sudan is home to the oldest sub-Saharan African kingdom, the kingdom of Kush.
Throughout the Meroitic period Egyptian elements introduced into Kushite royal burial practices under the early Napatan kings were retained and reinterpreted
This head of Augustus was found at Meroe, buried in front of the steps of a Kushite temple, possibly dedicated to Victory.