The Royal Pyramids
& Necropolis
Nuri, Sudan

An Archaeological Expedition

Nuri: Burial Ground of Egyptian Pharaohs, Nubian Kings, and Untold Others

Spanning more than 7,500,000 square feet (ca. 65 hectares), the royal cemetery and necropolis at Nuri has served as the resting place for at least 60 pharaohs/Nubian kings and queens, among hundreds of other individuals.

Nuri is believed to have been established as a royal necropolis by the 25th Dynasty pharaoh Taharqa (protector of Jerusalem, per 2 Kings 19:9), whose pyramid at Nuri is the largest in ancient Nubia/modern Sudan. The Kushite kings descended from Taharqa used the necropolis for centuries, as have several other societies spanning 3,000 years, perhaps longer.

Our goal is to develop a better understanding of the site, the people buried there, and the cultures that made it the awe inspiring place it is today.