Kawa, Sudan

Kawa is a site in Sudan, located between the Third and Fourth Cataracts of the Nile on the east bank of the river, across from Dongola. In ancient times it was the site of several temples to the Egyptian god Amun, built by the Egyptian rulers Amenhotep III and Tutankhamun, and by Taharqa and other Kushite kings.[1]

Kawa is located in Northeast Africa
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Location of Kawa
Granite ram of Amun with King Taharqa. Twenty-Fifth Dynasty, from Kawa. On display at the British Museum.

Shrine of TaharqaEdit

A small temple of Tahaqa was once located at Kawa in Nubia (modern Sudan). It is located today in the Ashmolean Museum.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2000). The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. pp. 11, 232
  2. ^ "Taharqa Shrine". Ashmolean Museum.
  3. ^ Museum notice

Coordinates: 19°07′N 30°29.48′E / 19.117°N 30.49133°E / 19.117; 30.49133