First of all, two things I forgot to mention last night:
1. I hit 1000km! 1004 to be exact. After 8 days of riding and one rest day in there. That’s half my outside mileage last year.
2. Here’s the Strava links for the past 4 days too: 1, 2, 3, 4. And the coolest thing yet: A strava map of the whole route so far. MAP. I’ll try and keep this updated!
Now on to the pyramids! Very cool! The Pyramids of Meroe are the ancient burial grounds of the Meroe Royals, the Royal city itself was across the highway and much less impressive. All the Pyramids are pretty much destroyed at the top thanks to conquering Turks back in the day thinking the burial chamber would be at the top like it is in Egyptian Pyramids. Anyways, it’s in the bottom, in a layer underground.. So! They destroyed them for nothing. Apparently another Italian dude destroyed a whole Pyramid to eventually find the treasures in the bottom parts.
Pictures speak louder than words, and you can read more than I know probably on the Wikipedia page about the Pyramids of Meroe, but it was a nice trip, either way. Enjoy the pics. Bonus Jennilea-camera pics at the end! 😀