Photos: Sudan’s Ancient Pyramids Discovered

This aerial photo shows a series of pyramids and graves that a team of archaeologists has been exploring at Sedeinga in Sudan. Since 2009 they have discovered at least 35 small pyramids at the site, the largest being 22 feet (7 meters) in width. Although the tops are not attached, the base of the pyramids can be seen. The pyramids date back around 2,000 years.
This aerial photo shows a series of pyramids and graves that a team of archaeologists has been exploring at Sedeinga in Sudan. Since 2009 they have discovered at least 35 small pyramids at the site, the largest being 22 feet (7 meters) in width. Although the tops are not attached, the base of the pyramids can be seen. The pyramids date back around 2,000 years.

I love to read about historical artifacts and sites, especially when they give us clues about the old civilisations.

Some ancient pyramids were discovered at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan.

They were about 2,000 years old.

They were built aroung the time when a kingdom named Kush flourished in Sudan.

Kush shared a border with Egypt and, later on, the Roman Empire.

Here are more photos …

Please click here for more photos of the ancient pyramids in Sedeinga and some of the historical artifacts found at the site.

 

Tasty And Nutritious Ful Medames


Ful medamas-this is one of my favourite dinner

I love to eat ful medames or fūl Müdemmis (فول مدمّس).

Ful medames is a very tasty and healthy dish made out of beans.

This dish is actually from Egypt but it is popular in Sudan and Saudi Arabia too.

It is made from fava beans.

We eat ful medames with onion, garlic, tomatoes, olive slices, tahini, lime, olive oil and Arabian flat bread and falafel.

How to cook ful medames:

  1. Cook the fava beans with olive oil and garlic.

  2. When the beans are cooked, mash the beans.

  3. Then, serve the ful.

  4. Add some olive oil before eating our ful.

I love to add a lot of olive oil so my ful will be tastier.

I also like to eat falafel (فلافل‎) with ful, so my mother will cook falafel whenever she cooks ful.

Falafel is also a healthy food that originated from Egypt.

Falafel is made from chickpeas.

Ful reminds me of chili con carne because it is a bean dish too.

Sending Uncle Taj To KLIA

Last Saturday I woke up at 5 am.

We went to the Sudanese’s Ambassador’s house to fetch Uncle Taj (or Tag).

The house is opposite the ‘castle’ by the lake at Ampang Hilir Lake Garden.

I was going to send Uncle Taj to KLIA in Sepang.

KLIA is Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Uncle Taj’s full name is Tag el Din el Sanosy (or Tajuddin when we say in Malay)

He is my father’s good friend from Sudan.

Uncle Taj is also Uncle Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak’s friend.

Uncle Taj was going to Cairo, Egypt before going back to Khartoum, Sudan.

Uncle Taj is very nice and I like him very much.


I hope I can visit Uncle Taj in Sudan 🙂

I want to visit Uncle Osman, Aunty Yaman and big sister Arwa too.

I miss them very much.

Sudan.

A Day in Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka to visit Uncle Khairul Najmi’s mother.

Her name is Opah Asmah Idris.

Uncle Najmi is my father’s good friend.

She had a heart attack on Sunday.

She is now in the CCU ward of Hospital Melaka.

I met Atuk Idris and Aunty Aini at the hospital.

(but we forgot to take photo at the hospital)

After that we had lunch at ‘Lot 85’ with my father’s friends.

Their names are Aunty Jennifer Lim, Uncle Lee Chong Seong, Uncle Yong Chin Fook, Uncle David Wang and Uncle Ridwan Aziz.


They are Sulaimanians – they used to study at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (SSSS) in Kuala Terengganu. (The school blog – Click)

Now they live in Melaka.

I eat tasty nasi ayam (chicken rice) and drink a nice, cold lime juice.

We stop at Masjid Al-Azim for zohor.


On the way home, I saw a forest fire by the highway.

Forest fire is a disaster.

The forest fire reminds me of Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

I am sad because I was asleep in the car when Auntie Yaman called from Sudan.

I enjoyed the trip and hope to go to Melaka again.

Sudan

Sudan is the largest country in Africa.

The flag of Sudan has 4 colours.

The colours are red, black, white and green.

Sudan

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum.

The old currency of Sudan was Sudanese dinar.

Sudanese Dinar

The new currency is Sudanese Pound.

Pound

In Sudan people speak Arabic.

In Sudan the temperature is high.

Sometimes in Sudan there are sandstorms.

There are lots of fruits and vegetables grown in Sudan.

There are bananas, mangoes, dates, onions, tomatoes and others.

The White and Blue Nile meet in Khartoum.

People get lots of fish from the Nile.

Uncle Osman, Aunty Yaman and sis Arwa live in Sudan.

I think I can go to Sudan one day.

khartoum_from_the_air_blue_nile

Going To Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka with Uncle Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak, Aunty Yaman and big sister Arwa.

Uncle Osman is my father’s old friend from  Khartoum, Sudan.

Uncle Osman studied in the USA with my father long, long time ago.

We went to fetch Uncle Osman at 7:35 AM from the Sucasa Hotel.

First I went to Taman Mini Malaysia & Taman Mini Asean in Ayer Keroh.

08102009(034)

Next we drove to the city of Malacca.

There are a lot of historical buildings for example Porta De Santiago, Fort A Famosa, the Stadthuys, old shop houses and others.

I saw a Chevrolet belonged to the first Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj at a museum in Malacca.

08102009(062)

We had lunch with Uncle Fauzan and his son abang Mohammad Arif.

After lunch we went to the Straits Mosque in Pulau Melaka or Melaka Island.

08102009(146)

Pulau Melaka is not a real island but it is a man made island.

Next we went to the Malacca Crocodile Park.

We saw baby crocodiles and big crocodiles.08102009(168)

I was afraid of those crocodiles.

The crocodiles did not move.

I think the crocodiles were paralyzed.

08102009(164)