Jebel Barkal World Heritage Site


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Jebel Barkal
جبل بركل
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Jebel Barkal is a small mountain
(98 meters tall)
Jebel Barkal is located in Northeast Africa
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Jebel Barkal is located in Sudan
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Jebel Barkal (Sudan)
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Alternative nameGebel Barkal
LocationKarima, Northern State, Sudan
Coordinates18°32′12″N 31°49′42″E / 18.53667°N 31.82833°E / 18.53667; 31.82833Coordinates: 18°32′12″N 31°49′42″E / 18.53667°N 31.82833°E / 18.53667; 31.82833
Official nameGebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Criteriai, ii, iii, iv, vi
Designated2003 (27th session)
Reference no.1073
RegionArab States
Ruins of the Temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal.

Jebel Barkal or Gebel Barkal (Arabic: جبل بركل‎) is a very small mountain located some 400 km north of Khartoum, in Karima town in Northern State in Sudan, on a large bend of the Nile River, in the region called Nubia. The mountain is 98 m tall, has a flat top, and apparently was used as a landmark by the traders in the important route between central Africa, Arabia, and Egypt, as the point where it was easier to cross the great river. In 2003, the mountain, together with the historical city of Napata (which sits at its feet), were named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Jebel Barkal area houses the Jebel Barkal Museum. The Jebel Barkal pyramids are one example of Nubian pyramids.

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