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We went to Sudan for black pharaohs and pyramids, however, we discovered much more, including the incredibly well preserved church frescoes dating back to strong Nubian medieval kingdoms. This one is located in the Old Dongola archeological site, where people visit for 18th century islamic burials, but almost nobody knows that underneath the few pillars that stick out of the sand in the vicinity of these burials, there are amazing traces of an even older epoch. They are not open to visitors, because they are still being preserved, but if you have a qualified guide they may be able to get you in.
All of Sudan is a huge archeological dig, with an incredible number of university and museum teams working on various finds. It is super exciting as they literally discover things daily.
Just for info: in most frescoes the heads are missing, for the simple reason that church roofs caved in and the tops of the paintings went with them.

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  • Copyright: Tanja Al (tanjagari) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 77] (260)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-04
  • Exposição: 30 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2020-04-10 1:30
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