Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, April 15, 2013

Old Sudan


Egypt occupied northern Sudan for about 500 years until roughly 1,000 BC but its cultural influence faded during the 700-year reign of the Meroe kingdom from about 350 BC. Inscriptions found in the Sedeinga tombs are in Meroitic, a phonetic writing simplified from the Egyptian. Finds like this are rapidly advancing knowledge about the ancestors of today's Sudanese, said Rilly, who is hopeful of more revelations. The first archeological digs in Sudan took place only about 100 years ago, much later than in Egypt or Greece. — Newly discovered pyramids in ancient Sudan (5 photos)