Museums and Heritage

 

Al Kabir Mosque is a piece of art has been build more than a century ago; now subjected for renovation. This building is an example of speculating art of Turkish artisans. Build in Turkish style, Al Kabir Mosque is center of religious beliefs for many committed people. Also, taking photos of the mosque is prohibited.

Khartoum War Cemetery is one of the must visit places here, it is right next to St Francis School in Khartoum off Africa street. It explains the role of The Sudan in the East Africa War 1940-1941. This cemetery can be mistaken and seen as a graveyard, however, the real graves were moved somewhere else and their tombs were left as a memorial.

The Sudan National Museum is the best in the country, has some breathtaking exhibits. The ground floor covers the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Kerma, Kush and Meroe. There’s some stunning royal statues and perfectly preserved 3500-year-old artefacts from Kerma. Upstairs are numerous medieval Christian frescoes removed from the ruined churches of Old Dongola and elsewhere. Outside are some temples rescued, Abu Simbel–style, from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Allow at least one and a half to two hours for a visit.

The Presidential Palace: People visiting to the country for exploring history should visit to this place. Although, there is not much to see here still it is a place of attraction for the Chinese visitors who walk to see the staircase where the China Gordon was killed by the Great Mahdi. Earlier, this corner of the Presidential Palace was popular for St. Michael Church which has been transformed into a museum now. Also, the palace is now being reconstructed but evidences from the colonial history will remain same forever.

The Ethnography Museum is located on Al-Gama’a Street in Khartoum. In 1955 the buildings of the British army club were affiliated to the antiquities department at that time. The department then started the organization and presentation of the ethnographical groups, which had remained in warehouses since 1945, in this museum. The museum was opened in December 1956. The exhibits of the museum have been organized and arranged in such a way that gives a vivid live history of the various Sudanese tribes and their customs and traditions.

Meroë Pyramids is a desert in eastern Sudan, along the banks of the Nile River, lies a collection of nearly 200 ancient pyramids many of them tombs of the kings and queens of the Meroitic Kingdom which ruled the area for more than 900 years.

Mojo Gallery was established in 2010. Main aim of the gallery is to promote, exhibit and sell Sudanese area. Address : Intersection of McNimir road with Africa road, Next door to Sabco, Khartoum 2, Khartoum, Sudan. Cell :+249(0)91 290 5846

The Khalifa House Museum is an ethnographic museum, located opposite the Mahdi’s tomb in the city of Omdurman in Sudan. It was the residence of the successor of the Mahdi, Kalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad and the headquarters of the administration of the Mahdi State. The House was transferred to a museum in 1928.

Naqa or Naga’a is a ruined ancient city of the Kushitic Kingdom of Meroë in modern-day Sudan. The ancient city lies about 170 km north-east of Khartoum and about 50 km east of the Nile River located at approximately MGRS 36QWC290629877. Here smaller wadis meet the Wadi Awateib coming from the center of the Butana plateau region.

 

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