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UNESCO expresses its deep concern about the latest floods in Sudan; Unesco

Source: UNESCO expresses its deep concern about the latest floods in Sudan

The Strange Bedfellows of Unesco World Heritage Sites; Jeffrey Laurenti; Pass Blue

In the fall — before the caravan, before the firings, before the shutdown, before the wall — Melania Trump concluded her first solo goodwill tour with a photogenic visit to the Great Pyramid and Sphinx…

Source: The Strange Bedfellows of Unesco World Heritage Sites

Sudan is a safe and fascinating destination. Here’s why you should check it out; Manouk Bob; Matador Network

It has more pyramids than Egypt.

Source: Sudan is a safe and fascinating destination. Here’s why you should check it out.

10 Lesser-Known Pyramids; Ben Gazur; Listverse

Sudan – Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Everyone knows about the famous pyramids of Egypt. Their vast bulk and precise engineering make them seem like otherworldly artifacts simply dropped onto the desert.

But the pyramid is a common form that ancient—and modern—builders have turned to when creating impressive structures. Here are 10 lesser-known pyramids that deserve just as much attention as the more famous ones at Giza.

10 Mad Jack Fuller’s Tomb

The pyramids of Egypt were tombs and monuments for the pharaohs of Egypt. Most people prefer something more modest for their own resting place, but perhaps you should expect something more from a man known as “Mad Jack.”

In 1777, at age 20, John “Mad Jack” Fuller inherited a large estate in England and slave plantations in Jamaica. With this newfound wealth, he was able to let his eccentricities run free.

When he became a member of parliament, he would ride to London in grand style with heavily armed servants. His temper was formidable and led to him being removed by parliament’s serjeant-at-arms. He was perhaps best known for his follies, however.

Mad Jack liked to build.

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One of Africa’s best kept secrets – its history; BBC News

Sudan – Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking what is behind this lack of knowledge and looking at the historical record for an African history series on BBC World News.

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo is rightly considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. But travel further south along the River Nile and you will find a thousand pyramids that belonged to the Kingdom of Kush, in what is now Sudan.

Kush was an African superpower and its influence extended to what is now called the Middle East.

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