Egypt Lies in Africa (Topoi A-I-7)
The city of Naga once stood in an inhospitable environment far from flowing waters. It belonged to the Meroitic culture (ca. 300 BC – ca. 300 AD), which worshipped Egyptian gods but was also greatly shaped by African roots. Naga was one of the most complex ensembles in the ancient Sudan. Its temples, palaces, necropolises, settlement areas, hafires (water reservoirs), and quarries constituted an urban area more than a square kilometer in extent. Naga lies 189 km north of Khartoum in a side valley of the Nile, on the border between the Sahel and the Sahara.
At the end of the investigations stood the reconstruction of the history of the settlement and landscape of an extraordinary cultural realm.