ARCHiNOS and the Pyramids of Sudan
27 April 2014
The rulers of the Kingdom of Kush for a time reigned as the 25th Dynasty over an empire that included whole Egypt. After they withdrew to their ancestral land in what is today Sudan, the kings and queens were buried there under pyramids. Today the pyramids of Sudan, more numerous than those in Egypt, are a major part of the country’s rich cultural heritage. As part of the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project that aims at sustainable preservation of heritage and promotion of cultural tourism, ARCHiNOS Architecture has been commissioned to produce a site presentation and management plan for an extremely important pyramid field of Nuri, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photograph: Nuri, Pyramid XIII: tomb of King Harsiotef, 28 January 2014