A few hundred million years contemplating twenty seven centuries... by Hélène David-Cuny

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Jebel Barkal – Sudan
From the top of the “Pure Mountain”, as the Egyptians called the 100 m high hill dominating the city of Napata and, they believed, the residence of their great god Amon, a view over a few pyramids of the Kushite pharaohs (XXVth dynasty).

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sudan, africa, nile river, pyramid, jebel barkal, blackandwhite, nubia, mountain, stone, rock, antiquity, archaeology

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  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaover 2 years ago

    Wow, stunning shot, Hélène! Nice touch with the shadows…

  • Well, stunning place, and the shadows were kind enough to join us that morning (the next morning was drowned by a sandstorm and neither shadow nor view around !)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 2 years ago

    Interesting view Helene. The pyramids look so small from here. I’d like to see this in colour too.

  • Thank you Peter. These pyramids are not so big as the famous egyptian ones. A little more drama added by the monochrome suits them… ;-)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 2 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with your travels.

  • And thank you for following my little hectic peregrinations ! :-)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryover 2 years ago

    Rabbit ears on history, of all time scales ;) love the tonal contrasting here Helene

  • No doubt antediluvian (giants indeed, and black and white indeed) rabbits witnessed the rise and fall of those old deities. Thank you Richard ! ;-)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Neill Parker
    Neill Parkerover 1 year ago

    Pictures like this would be ruined by colour in my opinion. This is an unusual shot, it makes me wish I was there and shot it myself!

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