Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire
120 kilometres north of Khartoum lie the ruins of ancient Meroë. One of the earliest cities in Africa outside Egypt, for almost a thousand years (c.700BC-AD330) Meroë was an important religious and administrative centre in the Kingdom of Kush. Today, Meroë is recognised academically as among the most important sites in the history of ancient Sudan, but is all-but-unknown to the general public. Overshadowed by its northern neighbour, Egypt, Meroë remains Africa's forgotten empire.
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