"The Kush Kingdom" Meroe by grets

Meroe Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 167 photos


In 1992 I dscovered an article about the pyramids at Meroe and my interest was immediately roused. Since then, Sudan has been ravaged by civil war and famine, and has not been the ideal holiday destination.

This year, having the time and money, and the availability of a "package tour" to the Sudan, it seemed only right to seize the opportunity.

Sudan has more pyramids than its much more famous neighbour, although the pyramids here at Meroe are nowhere near as large or as well known as Giza for instance.

Unfortunately, early Italian explorer Giuseppe Ferlini smashed the top of all forty pyramids in 1820 in his quest for treasure! :-(

  • Last visit to Meroe: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • thelittlevoice's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 4:13 AM

    Absolutely stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2006 at 7:40 PM

    Meroe looks like a great place. Sudan has never been a place I've had particular interest in, but these ruins look nice.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2005 at 2:03 AM

    Agree with you about the reconstruction- especially when painted with garish colours. An archaeologist friend explained that you have to make it clear whenever repairs etc have been done by using a different material.

  • frockland's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 4:59 AM

    Sorry to correct you but there is a camp nearby run by Italians. You can see it from the site. It also possible to sleep on the site if you have a sleeping bag and ask the officials kindly for permission! Anyway - I agree it’s a great place!

  • frank_delargy's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 4:43 AM

    Thanks for the great tips on Meroe, a place until now had not hit my radar. Your pictures put it much higher on list of places to go. Thanks, Frank PS. When are you going to put all of your trips into a book!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 12:37 PM

    Grete, thank you to show us all these fantastic pictures of Meroe !! I also wish to go there allready for so many years, looking out for the right opportunity.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 10:41 PM

    Must have been wonderful to have this amazing place to yourselves, what an experience! Great photos & info, Thanks Grete! (~_~)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 11:06 AM

    What a unique experience! Love your pictures - I can feel the hot sun just looking at them!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 4:48 PM

    An amazing page on this really Off-the-Beaten-Track location! One does not hear too much about tourism in Sudan these days, so it was great to have your impressions. Thank you for the fantastic photos!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 1:13 PM

    A very interesting and informative page. It must have been great walking around the pyramids without anyone else there.


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