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The temple is designed in the typical Egyptian style, with 3 distinct sections.
Rams lead to the first hall, and then a second hall, before reaching the sacred area where the altar is.
The walls are decorated with figures of kings, princes and various gods.
The temple has been undergoing some reconstruction since I first went there. The rams particularly have been placed on pedestals.
Directions: 2.5 miles from Wad Banaga, 35 miles from Shendi.
It is not the easiest place to reach as you have to follow tracks across the desert, and following several hills.
Temple of Hathor
The first monument to see on arrival at Nagaa is the Temple of Hathor [formerly called the Roman kiosk] a small square structure built in the Roman style of the 2nd. Or 3rd. Century AD. It is in a better state of preservation than the other monuments, though the roof is missing.
Besides there are numerous mounds which are the remains of several temples. The Amoun temple has a row of ram-headed sphinxes, which have recently been restored.
Address: on road from khartoum to Shendi
Directions: Nagaa is about 2,4 miles from Wad Ban Nagaa and 35 miles from Shendi.
view of Nagaa
Nagaa is an interesting archaeological site. It has a well preserved Temple of Hathor, and several less well preserved Egyptian temples. The structure of the temples is still visible though much of the stone work has fallen. One building with pylon type entrance is in good condition,with a single chamber behind and the remains of a portico in front. On the southern pylon tower appears King Netek Aman and on the northern Queen Amanteri, who ruled at Meroe from 15 BC to 15 AD. Each is accompanied by a lion,and they are smiting groups of captives. The walls of the chamber are covered with relief's showing various gods and goddesses, but the temple appears to have been principally dedicated to the Lion God Apedemak and is subsequently known as the Lion Temple. There are also the remains of a large temple dedicated to Amun.
Work is still ongoing, and I believe the avenue of rams has been restored to some extent since I was there.
Address: Off the Khartoum - Shendi road to the east
Directions: 2.5 miles from Wad Banaga, and 35 miles from Shendi
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