Kerma attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kerma

Kerma Museum

Next to Kerma's western deffufa is this well organised museum that contains interesting relics from the site, including seven imposing granite statues and various Nubian artefacts. There's also a section dedicated t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Kerma

Western Deffufa

A 15-minute walk away from town, this massive mudbrick temple stood about 19m high and stretched 50m long. Nobody is really certain what it was used for but most agree it served a religious purpose. Today it has cru…
Archaeological Site in Kerma

Eastern Deffufa

This site is thought to have been a royal cemetery. Around the kings' tombs archaeologists have discovered some 30,000 other graves, many of whose inhabitants appear to have been ritually sacrificed to accompany the…
Archaeological Site in Kerma

Tombos

The main reason to stop in Tombos, about 5km north of Kerma, is to visit its archaeological site. It consists of a recumbent granite statue of a Black Pharaoh and, some 800m further north on the river bank, well-pre…
Archaeological Site in Kerma

Dukki Gel

This little-understood site contains the remains of a huge temple with 2m-thick walls. The site is closed to the public most of the time but between December and early February a Swiss archaeologist is often to be f…