The 'forgotten' pyramids of Sudan
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The 'forgotten' pyramids of Sudan

More than 200km (124 miles) from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city stand in the desert.

The Nubian pyramids in Meroe are smaller than the more famous ones in Egypt but there are many more of them.

BBC Travel Show's Ben Zand joined some guides making a trek to the site and found it unguarded and deserted of tourists.

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  • 17 Feb 2017
  • From the section Africa
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