Jebel Barkal

Gebel Barkal in Arabic: جبل بركل, Jabal Barkal or Pure Mountain, is a relief about 400 kilometers north of Khartoum, Sudan, on a wide Nile bight near the fourth Cataract. It historically represents the maximum limit of Egyptian penetration to the south, in the territory of Nubia, towards 1450 BC, with Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III. In this place, the sovereign founded the town of Napata, which about 300 years later became the capital of the independent kingdom of Kush.

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