Armed with a remotely operated mini-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s-eye view of 3,000-year-old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.
Much like the Great Zimbabwe or the Churches in Lalibela, I always dreamed of visiting the pyramids of Sudan. My trip there has not happened for a couple of reasons, mainly around the high cost to travel there, and the lack of touristic infrastructure to get there. But this also allowed for the sites of the Nubian pyramids to remain relatively untouched, as you can see on the video.
These pyramids were built in Nubia (now Sudan territory) by the Kushite kings during antiquity. The Kush kingdom lies on the confluence of the River Atbara, White and Blue Nile.