Kerma

Date of Submission: 01/09/1994
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
National Board for Antiquities and Museum Dr. Salah M.Ahmed
Coordinates: Long. 30°25' East Lat. 19°36' North
Ref.: 651
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Description

Kerma was the capital of country during the period known as "Kerma Culture" (3rd millenium - 2nd millenium B.C.). It contains the remains of an old town marked by unique building (temple) of mud brick preserved to the height of 19m, known locally as the "Western Deffufa". In addition to a vast cemetery with funerary chapel of mud brick (the Eastern Deffufa).