Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Sudanese Pyramids

A question focus discussion under the heading of forgotten History of the Sudanese Pyramids.. Which are still standing proud over the ages; telling the story of the old civilizations of Sudan (Marwa-Nabta-Kush-albgraoih).. The question remains whether Sudan had the first of the pyramids, or they came after the pyramids of Egypt and pharaonic civilization..?

سؤال : في فقرتنا قضايا سودانية اليوم كان محور النقاش تحت عنوان الأهرامات السودانيه ذلك التاريخ المنسي
التي مازالت تقف شامخة عبر العصور تحكي عن حضارات السودان القديم مروي -نبته-كوش-البجراويه
ويبقي السؤال هل أهرامات السودان هي السباقه لاهرامات مصر والحضاره الفرعونية ام أنها قامت بعدها!/pages/townsandmonumentsofsudan/221479910164


Culture, Civilization, and resources, had migrated in all directions along the Nile Valley.. It is unfair and unproven, to define who’s who or who’s the first.. There are many people who feel irritated by the name, as sounds a preference to Egypt and Egyptians.. Simply they should not.. It happens they scientifically named it “Egyptology”, in a time both Egypt and Sudan were ruled as one political entity.. Equally; “Sudan” scientifically means the 4000 miles Sub Saharan region from Omdurman till Timbuktu, between 12-22 degrees north..!!

Egyptology as a science treats the territories from ancient Heliopolis (North of Cairo) up to Sabaloga (North of Khartoum) as one region.. From 5000BC till 500BC; many Dynasties, Kingdoms and States had frequently synchronized; fight or reconcile.. Rulers, armies and common people had used to browse along, up and down this region (namely the Nile Valley) till the arrival of Arabs across the Red Sea to the AlAtmour gold mines.. Archeological evidences and proven historical scenarios support the theory.. There is no such clear Epistemic partitions among them.. Regretfully, many ignore the science for diverse political perceptions..!

The “Sudanese Studies” as an academic syllabus; defines the Sub Saharan region.. Notably, it does not include the Nilotic Group; which includes most of the Southern Sudanese tribes.. This is how the recent political partition had a scientific support..!!

Commonly and historically, all neighboring nations had uneasy relations when there are significant economic or resource imbalances.. Till date, resources are the major reason for most armed conflicts, whereas politics is named an art of resource management.. Not only had the Nile shaped “Egyptosudanese or Sudanoegyptian” relations, but also the rich gold mines (Nubian Desert), and the marble quarries (Halaib Triangle).. It is hard to prove exporting the lime stone down the stream, due to the Six Cataracts; while each county had its own lime stone resources apart from the contentious agent; namely volcanic ashes..

Most of Historians of the neighboring nations would unintentionally been trapped in patriotic and emotional themes, provoking the scientific integrity.. Therefore, the scientific associations were mostly formed to accredited the humanitarian researches at the lines of territorial demise..

Bottom line: The efforts to set demise and distinction between ancient Sudan and Egypt is not supported by science.. Maybe it is further worthy and rationale to address the mutual exchange rather than the mutual confrontations..


  1. Most of the people knows Egypt and its famous Pyramids.. Very few worldwide who know about the 70 Pyramids in Sudan; which are significant elements in the Studies of Egyptology.. Further few who know that there are 30 sites worldwide which contain Pyramids..!!

  2. Nidall Aljaouni
    I am one of the most, :) I would like to visit one day, amazing!!

  3. You're most welcomed.. Maybe our tourism infrastruture is very poor, but substituted by our people's hospitality and loving hearts.. Maybe the legacy will restore the day when a person would roam from Baghdad to Marrakish without visas..!!

  4. Mohamed Ayoub Fadlallah
    هذا ما يحتاجه تأريخ السودان القديم ، ان نسلّط عليه مزيدا من الاضواء ، لقد اذهلتنى اعداد المراجع التى تمت الاشارة اليها فى ثلاثة مؤلفات تناولت تأريخ تلك الفترة (دراسات فى تأريخ السودان القديم) للبروفيسور اسامة عبد الرحمن النور و(النوبة رواق افريقيا) للعالم الامريكى وليامز ى آدمز و(السودان ارض الهجرتين) للبروفيسور الشيخ حسن الشيخ الفاتح قريب الله ، ومع ذلك نجد ان التعتيم لا يزال يحيط بهذه الحضارة الرائعة ،

  5. Adil Abdalla No one would be blamed, but our Sudanese intellectuals.. Who had amazingly assumed that people will have the interest to know the land, people and history.. I guess it is an African flavor, where few Africans had seriously investigated or promoted their own nations.. Should you visit African Studies institute in Cairo to find lots about Sudan and Africa.. Then You may interpret their wealth of knowledge into any strategic them you like..!!

  6. Call it Egyptology, Sudanology or Nilology..
    It does not matter..!!
    They are all the same..
    very much earlier than what we define as Sudanese, Egyptians, Arabs or Nubians as well..
    It requires an open mind to understand.. a closed one to fight..!