The Nubian Meroe pyramids, located around 200 kilometers from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, seem to have been forgotten by the modern world. Nestled between sand dunes with no restaurants or hotels nearby, you feel as if you are on the set of a science-fiction film rather than in the middle of a desert.
The pyramids of the Kushite rulers at Meroe, Northern State, Sudan, Dec. 28, 2018.
The Nubian-style pyramids emulated a form of Egyptian private elite family pyramid that was common during the new kingdom. There are twice as many Nubian pyramids still standing today as there are Egyptian ones. The Nubian pyramids are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sudanese tourists visit the pyramids of the Kushite rulers at Meroe, Northern State, Sudan, Dec. 28, 2018.