Natural disaster | 2,000yo Al-Bajrawiya ruins in Sudan threatened by rising Nile floodwaters

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    The Nile’s floodwaters have already killed 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, and they’re now threatening to damage the 2,000-year-old archaeological site of Al-Bajrawiya. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow, London, Paris and Washington studios to over 100 countries. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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    In This Story: Al-Bajrawiya

    Al-Bagrawiyah is a group of villages near the site of the ancient city of Meroë approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum, Sudan.

    The site of the city of Meroë is marked by more than two hundred pyramids in three groups, of which many are in ruins. They have the distinctive size and proportions of Nubian pyramids.

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    In This Story: Meroe pyramids

    Meroë was an ancient city on the east bank of the Nile about 6 km north-east of the Kabushiya station near Shendi, Sudan, approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum. This city was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush for several centuries from around 590 BC, until its collapse in the fourth century CE.

    The site of the city of Meroë is marked by more than two hundred pyramids in three groups, of which many are in ruins. They have the distinctive size and proportions of Nubian pyramids.

    In June 2011, the Archeological Sites of Meroë were listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

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