Archaeological Site in Karima

Jebel Barkal

Jebel Barkal, the tabletopped mountain hanging on the town's south side, was sacred ground for the Egyptians at the time of the 18th-dynasty pharaohs. At the base of the mountain are some well preserved pyramids...

Ruins in Karima

El Kurru

The royal cemetery of El Kurru, 20km south of Karima, contains the remains of dozens of tombs. Most have either faded away to virtually nothing, or the entrances have been buried under tonnes of sand. However,...

Monument in Karima


At Nuri, across the river from Jebel Barkal, there are some delightfully dilapidated pyramids – among the largest in Sudan – lost among a stormy sea of orange sand. Dating from around the 7th century BC, these...

Museum in Karima

Karima Museum

This small museum near the Temple of Amun contains finds from around Jebel Barkal, including statues. There are panels in English. It also sells tickets to El Kurru and Nuri.