El-Kurru

El-Kurru

El-Kurru is an archaeological site in Sudan. It was one of the royal cemeteries used by the Nubian royal family. Most of the pyramids in the site date to the early part of the Kushite period, from Alara of Nubia 795-752 BC to King Nastasen 335-315 BC. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 as part of Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region.

Site Information

Country: Sudan

District: Northern State

Category: Tombs and Necropolises

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Kingdom of Kush

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Kush

Site Features: kushite Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Date of Inscription: 2003

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