Photo Gallery: Gold-Mining, Burial Artifacts Unearthed on Nile

Ancient Gold Center Discovered on Nile in Sudan (Pictures)
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Burial sites, such as this six-foot-wide (two-meter-wide) mound at al-Widay, yielded some of the biggest surprises of the Kush expedition—jars and tulip-shaped beakers from the Kushite capital of Kerma.

The finds suggest that Kushite leaders were able to project their control much farther south than previously thought (Sudan map), said Salah Mohammed Ahmed, the head of Sudan's antiquities agency.

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