Mussawwarat El Sufra (Musawwarat Es Sufra)


Mussawarat, not far away from Naga is located in a beautiful valley crowned by hills. Here the ruins of a very big temple are visible; it once played an exceptional important role. Its main characteristic, the Great Enclosure, is made by many constructions and boundary walls which surround a temple built in the 1st century a.D. The large number of elephants represented on these walls makes you think that this animal used to have an important role in this area. Beyond the big wadi there is also a Lion Temple – restored by a German archaeological mission – dedicated to the god Apedemak.