Western Deffufa

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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 crumbled into an oddly appealing form and you can still climb to the top and enjoy breathtaking views.

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1. Kerma Museum

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2. Dukki Gel

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3. Eastern Deffufa


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