Khartoum, and 16 hour day trip to Meroe to see the pyramids. The Kingdom of Kush was closely aligned with Egyptian beliefs and briefly ruled Egypt. Hence they had similar images on the walls of temples, Amun Ra the god and Horus. 

However these pyramids were build around 400BC forwards so 2000 years after Giza. The black in the sand at Meroe is evidence of the first iron smelting by Africans. Lord Kitchener won Sudan for the Brits – hence why Khartoum Place is the square next to Auckland Art Gallery and off Kitchener St.

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