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Gebel Barkal, Karima

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Protected as a World Heritage Site, Gebel Barkal boasts the ruins of tombs, former palaces, pyramids, and temples. The table-topped mountain represented a hallowed ground for the Egyptians and Kushites, who believed the area was home of Amun, the god of wind. Even today, temples dedicated to this deity remain sacred sites for the local population. Plan to see Gebel Barkal and other attractions that appeal to you using our Karima road trip planner.
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  • This holy mountain and complex of pyramids and tombs is just spiritual and special. It takes about 20-25 minutes to hike to the top around some rock on the side, and then there is a sand trail down. A...  more »
  • It is a magical place with a sacred aura and in the silence of the desert you experience the strength of its arthe power.
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  • Under the shadow of Jebel Barkal are the archaeological reminds of temples. Very impressive to visit.
  • An excellent set of archaeological sites around the holy mountain - which is called Jebel Barkal - recognized as the World Heritage. There are: numerous archaeological remains, a museum, a cave temple with painting. An one complex with other sites nearby - pyramids of El Kurru and pyramides of Nuri. Nearby also exists a good European style hotel - Nubian House.
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