Naga

Naga is situated about 110 kilometres northeast of Khartoum and 30 kilometres east of the Nile, on the banks of Wadi Awateib which formed a major trade route in antiquity. Naga houses some of best preserved relics of the Meroitic period (300 BC to 350 AD).

The centre of the site is marked by the temple of Amun which is approached through an impressive avenue of ram statues. The temple was built under the Meroitic king Natakamani in the early first century AD and still preserves part of its relief decor­ation which shows the king and his family venerating the god.

The nearby temple, dedicated to the lion-headed god Apedemak, is even better preserved. Also built under Natak­amani, it has some extraordinary decoration showing larger than life-sized images of the royal couple approaching rows of gods and goddesses. The unique building in front of the temple is thought to be a Hathor chapel. Commonly known as the 'kiosk', it unites Egyptian and Roman architectural and decorative elements.

In 2011, Naga was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the serial property "Island of Meroe".

Tours coming by this location: 
Ancient Kush
October 07–20, 2018
in German
with Jens Weschenfelder, MA
October 21–November 03, 2018
in English
with Dr. Petra Weschenfelder
Sudan Concise
November 03–10, 2018
in German
with Jens Weschenfelder, MA
November 10–17, 2018
in English
with Dr. Petra Weschenfelder
December 27, 2018 - January 03, 2019
in English
with Prof. Claudia Näser
Sudan Special
October 28–November 10, 2018
in German
with Prof. Claudia Näser
December 02–16, 2018
in English
with Prof. Claudia Näser

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