Sites & cities that bear the name of Kerma


First trace of activity : ca. 25th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 16th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Dukki Gel

Description : Kerma (also known as Dukki Gel) was the capital city of the Kerma culture, which was located in present-day Sudan at least 5500 years ago. Kerma is one of the largest archaeological sites in ancient Nubia. It has produced decades of extensive excavations and research, including thousands of graves and tombs and the residential quarters of the main city surrounding the Western/Lower Deffufa. Around 3000 BC, a cultural tradition began around Kerma. It was a large urban center that was built around a large adobe temple known as the Western Deffufa.As a capital city and location of royal burials, it sheds light on the complex social structure present in this society.

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