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El Kurru

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Village of El Kurru, site of another ancient Royal Cemetery 18km SW of Karima
Village of El Kurru, site of another ancient Royal Cemetery 18km SW of Karima
Many of the graves at El Kurru are of the tumulus (burial mound) type
Many of the graves at El Kurru are of the tumulus (burial mound) type
Weathered pyramid at El Kurru
Weathered pyramid at El Kurru
Entrance to a tomb lined with stone, El Kurru
Entrance to a tomb lined with stone, El Kurru
Tomb entrance in front of the largest pyramid at El Kurru (K.1)
Tomb entrance in front of the largest pyramid at El Kurru (K.1)
Descending leads to a small, irregular opening
Descending leads to a small, irregular opening
Inside, is a second, smaller opening
Inside, is a second, smaller opening
...the there is little inside other than trash and the stench of urine
...the there is little inside other than trash and the stench of urine
The poorly preserved remains largest pyramid at El Kurru
The poorly preserved remains largest pyramid at El Kurru
Another tomb entrance at El Kurru
Another tomb entrance at El Kurru
Again, there is little inside the burial chamber other than trash
Again, there is little inside the burial chamber other than trash
Empty burial chamber, El Kurru
Empty burial chamber, El Kurru
El Kuru was active from the 9th to the 3th Centuries BC
El Kuru was active from the 9th to the 3th Centuries BC
Protective structure over the entrance to the Tomb of Qalhata (Ku.5), one of two tombs that can be visited at El Kurru
Protective structure over the entrance to the Tomb of Qalhata (Ku.5), one of two tombs that can be visited at El Kurru
Descending into the Tomb of Qalhata (K.5)
Descending into the Tomb of Qalhata (K.5)
Tomb of Qalhata with its well-preserved tomb paintings, El Kuru
Tomb of Qalhata with its well-preserved tomb paintings, El Kuru
Qalhata was the mother of Tanwetamani, pharaoh of the XXV (Nubian) Dynasty
Qalhata was the mother of Tanwetamani, pharaoh of the XXV (Nubian) Dynasty
Tomb of Qalhata , the god Amseti, one of the four Sons of Horus
Tomb of Qalhata , the god Amseti, one of the four Sons of Horus
Queen Qalhata flanked by two gods, Amseti and Qebehsenuef, sons of Horus
Queen Qalhata flanked by two gods, Amseti and Qebehsenuef, sons of Horus
Queen Qalhata being led by two gods, Hapy and Duamutef, sons of Horus
Queen Qalhata being led by two gods, Hapy and Duamutef, sons of Horus
Queen Qalhata depicted as Osiris on the south wall of her burial chamber
Queen Qalhata depicted as Osiris on the south wall of her burial chamber
God with a was-staff surmounted with an ankh, the symbol of life - Osirian rebirth, Tomb of Qalhata
God with a was-staff surmounted with an ankh, the symbol of life - Osirian rebirth, Tomb of Qalhata
Gods of the Egyptian pantheon, Tomb of Qalhata, El Kurru
Gods of the Egyptian pantheon, Tomb of Qalhata, El Kurru
Gods of the Egyptian pantheon facing the mummy of Queen Qalhata
Gods of the Egyptian pantheon facing the mummy of Queen Qalhata
Osirsisnet.net refers to these as cohorts of geniuses
Osirsisnet.net refers to these as "cohorts of geniuses"
Climbing up from the underworld
Climbing up from the underworld
Descending into the Tomb of Tanwetamani (Ku.16), El Kuru
Descending into the Tomb of Tanwetamani (Ku.16), El Kuru
Tanwetamani (Tanutamen), pharaoh of the XXV Dynasty and King of Kush, died ca 653 BC
Tanwetamani (Tanutamen), pharaoh of the XXV Dynasty and King of Kush, died ca 653 BC
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Amseti, one of the four sons of Horus
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Amseti, one of the four sons of Horus
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Duamutef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Duamutef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Tanwetamani was the successor to King Taharqa, his uncle
Tanwetamani was the successor to King Taharqa, his uncle
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Nephtys, El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Nephtys, El Kurru
Hieroglyphic text, Tomb of Qalhata
Hieroglyphic text, Tomb of Qalhata
Hieroglyphics, Tomb of Tanwetamani, El Kurru
Hieroglyphics, Tomb of Tanwetamani, El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani, Qebehsenuef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani, Qebehsenuef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Duamutef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Tomb of Tanwetamani - Duamutef (one of the four sons of Horus), El Kurru
Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Tanwetamani with its starry sky, El Kurru
Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Tanwetamani with its "starry sky", El Kurru
The paintings of the lower portion of the tomb have been destroyed, probably by water
The paintings of the lower portion of the tomb have been destroyed, probably by water
Islamic cemetery, El Kurru
Islamic cemetery, El Kurru
Islamic cemetery, El Kurru
Islamic cemetery, El Kurru
East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Man mounted on a camel leading 3 others along the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Man mounted on a camel leading 3 others along the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Sudanese man riding a camel between El Kurru and Karima
Sudanese man riding a camel between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Interesting formation along the road SW of Karima
Interesting formation along the road SW of Karima
Ruins of a watch tower between El Kurru and the Merowe Bridge
Ruins of a watch tower between El Kurru and the Merowe Bridge
Ruins of a watch tower between El Kurru and the Merowe Bridge
Ruins of a watch tower between El Kurru and the Merowe Bridge
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Fertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Ancient minaret near the Merowe Bridge
Ancient minaret near the Merowe Bridge
Ancient minaret (Dahaseer)
Ancient minaret (Dahaseer)
Ancient Minaret along the NileFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Ancient Minaret along the NileFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Decaying mudbrick watchtowerFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Decaying mudbrick watchtowerFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Palm trees along the NileFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
Palm trees along the NileFertile strip along the East Bank of the Nile between El Kurru and Karima
The east bank road between El Kurru and Karima
The east bank road between El Kurru and Karima
Stout circular watchtower between El Kurru and  Karima on the East Bank of the Nile
Stout circular watchtower between El Kurru and Karima on the East Bank of the Nile
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