A hidden and largely unknown history is re-emerging. These Nubian pyramids in modern-day Sudan were built around the fourth century BC.
They’re much smaller than the Egyptian ones, but Sudan boasts nearly double the number.
This was one of the main cities in the Kingdom of Kush and the pyramids served as tombs for kings and queens. Today, the site is largely deserted.
But a new generation is helping to recover this history. And they are making it their own.
I was surprised to see all of these things that literally nobody visited, that no one is taking care of them.
This is an ancient history for our families.
And the stories that I’ve heard from my family about this place - the stories of how these places were led by women, about how these places were great civilisations back in time.
And I wanted to know more, how to take care of it, how to make the world know more about it.
Mohammed made it his mission to get the Sudanese youth interested in their country’s history.
He set up a camp, and began offering free tours on social media, hoping it would help preserve Sudan’s ancient wonders.
“This is the pyramid that was blown up by dynamite.”
In the 1830s, an Italian treasure hunter came here in search of the jewels buried in the pyramids.
He blew off the tops…destroying the centuries-old heritage.
But there’s still a lot to see. And young Sudanese are making the journey and braving the desert.
“You as a Sudanese, you need to know your history, your culture, you to be proud about it.
You have to tell other people about your history - about how big is it. So you have to see it with your own eyes before you tell it to other people.”
The pyramids remain largely unguarded, even though this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There’s a rich history here to protect… and perhaps even more to discover.