Jebel Barkal

Jebel Barkal

Jebel Barkal or Gebel Barkal is a very small mountain located in Karima town in Northern State in Sudan. The ruins around Gebel Barkal include at least 13 temples and 3 palaces, and it served as a royal cemetery during the Meroitic Kingdom. 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

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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