Meroe is an ancient city on the east bank of the Nile approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum.
In around the 3rd-century BC, the Royal Cemeteries were moved from Napata to Meroe. This marked a change from such a heavy dependence on Egyptian practices and prompted the development of more indigenous culture, a new era for the Kingdom of Kush. The first King Arkamani moved away from the tradition of following the priest commands and rules, starting the new capital in Meroe. During this reign, Egyptian hieroglyphics were replaced by new Meroitic writing, which had both hieroglyphics and cursive script.
Meroe had a large range of trading routes, with Egyptian, with Greeks and Romans and the interchanges with different cultures influenced clearly the architectural style which you can absolutely enjoy with our luxury tours to Sudan.
The Meroitic Kingdom monuments are some of the most important founds in the entire African continent. This is why the Meroitic archaeological sites are listed as World Heritage by Unesco since 2011.