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FH Trip: Sudan, An Exploration of Ancient Kush

Tour Sudan: Travel by 4-wheel drive along the Nile and through the deserts of northern Sudan where towering pyramids, painted rock-cut tombs, and ornately carved temples await discovery.

Why travel on Far Horizons’ Sudan Tour?
• Led by Professor Bob Brier, renowned Egyptologist
• Private tour of Tombos with the director of excavations
• Private tour of El Kurru with the director of excavations
• Private tour of Kawa with the director of excavations
• Private tour of the Temple of Mut at Jebel Barkal with conservators
• Visit Sudan’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Meroe and Jebel Barkal
• Limited to 14 participants

Sudan has for millennia been the crossroads between Central Africa and the Mediterranean. Today the country is rich in diverse ethnic groups and dramatic remains of past cultures. The northern area of the country, along with southern Egypt, was home to several ancient civilizations. The first settlers in northern Sudan date back 300,000 years. It is home to the oldest sub-Saharan African kingdom, the kingdom of Kush, the most powerful state in the Nile valley 4,000 years ago. Conflict between Egypt and Kush followed, culminating in the conquest of Kush by Thutmose I, but in the 11th century BC, Egypt withdrew and the Sudanese kings grew powerful again. In the 6th century, they invaded Egypt and ruled as Pharaohs uniting the Nile valley from Khartoum to the Mediterranean. The Kushites were expelled from Egypt by the Assyrians, but their kingdom flourished in Sudan for another thousand years.

Kush monuments and art display a rich combination of Pharaonic, Greco-Roman and indigenous African traditions, and two are UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Meroe and Jebel Barkal. Tall pyramids, gigantic mud-brick buildings, rock-cut painted tombs, and ornately carved temples – all are present for us to discover.

Join Professor Bob Brier and Art Historian, Patricia Remler, and journey along the Nile River and through the northern deserts in search of these remarkable civilizations.

Travel & Tour Sudan – Daily Itinerary
Day 1: Depart the USA.
Day 2: Arrive Khartoum.
Day 3: Khartoum city tour.
Day 4: Wadi Muqaddam.
Day 5: Jebel Barkal. El Kurru.
Day 6: Tombos.
Day 7: Sesebi. Soleb.
Day 8: Kerma. Kawa.
Day 9: Visit Nubian villages. Old Dongola.
Day 10: Market in Karima. Tea Ceremony. Nuri.
Day 11: Bayuda Desert. Monastery of Ghazali.
Day 12: Meroe.
Day 13: Naga. Musawwarat es-sufra. Omdurman souk. Dervish ceremony.
Day 14: Fly back to the USA.