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Gebel Barkal

400 kilometres north of Khartoum, Sudan
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Sudan
Description: The temples at the site of ancient Napata, an important royal residence.
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Nokomis, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Gebel Barkal ( also called Jebel Barkal) is a massive mountain that looms in solitary impressiveness over the Nubian desert and the ruins of a stunning temple. Egyptians and Nubians believed this was the true home of the god Amun and built his temple here. We stayed overnight in a nearby village house and watched the light change on the... More

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brighton,uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

jebel barkal is stunning- the simplicity and power of the mountain flanked by the ancient pyramids makes it a truly beautiful, awe-inspiring place

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