Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism
Creeping desert sands surround the Royal Cemeteries of Meroe Pyramids in Begrawiya at River Nile State, Sudan.more
Sudan has more - though smaller - pyramids than Egypt, but attracted only about 700,000 tourists in 2018 compamore
Conflicts and crises under veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir, a tough visa regime and a lack of roads and decent homore
But Bashir lost power in April, and the new civilian transition government is easing visa rules to attract mormore
Like the Egyptians, the Nubian Kush dynasty that ruled in the area some 2,500 years ago buried members of the more
The new government has already started relaxing the visa system, including dropping a permit required for travmore
Arrivals fell this year because of unrest but numbers are expected to exceed 900,000 next year and might reachmore
Sudan needs tourists after decades of isolation and hyperinflation. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
At Meroe, thanks to money from Qatar and German expertise, a visitor's center has been set up explaining the hmore
Visitors can for first time enter the pyramids' interior and will soon be able to go into tombs underneath, pamore
Sudanese tourists are also coming. "We had three buses (of Sudanese alone) yesterday," said Mahmoud Suleiman, more
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