Thursday, May 21, 2015

Video: Nat Geo Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

You'll have to forgive me for being a bit Egypt-obsessed at the moment. Since returning from the country a few weeks back, I've been thinking about it a lot, and writing about my experiences there. This video of course caught my attention, as it features footage of Nubian pyramids in Sudan, that were captured by a drone operated by National Geographic engineer Alan Turchick. It is a great way to view these ancient monuments, which have a certain grandeur that is best when taken in from a bird's eye view.

Update: It has been pointed out that the sites in this video are actually in Sudan, and not Egypt. Sudan was actually a part of Egypt for hundreds of years, and the Nubians were a people that lived in that part of the world. It is important to make that distinction, so I thought I'd clarify the text some.


David Collett said...

I think those pyramids are in Sudan, not Egypt. The Nubians mentioned were Sudanese people.

Kraig Becker said...

I've clarified the text some to make it more clear that these pyramids are in Sudan as you mention Dave. I've also added a bit more about the Nubians too.

Sudan was actually a part of Egypt for centuries until it was granted its own independence from Egypt. The Nubians were – and still are – a group of people that inherited the region for a very long time as well. Today, they live in both countries, but were most closely associated with Egypt when these structures were built.

That said, you are correct that these ancient sites are in located in Sudan and not Egypt.