Published: The Story of Khartoum

‘Khartoum’ is definitely not the kind of city that would bring to your mind mental images of a dream destination. It lacks the rhythm of Cairo, the elegance of Beirut, the splendor of Damascus, the magic of Sana’a and the many charms of other Arab capitals, but that’s exactly the thing about Khartoum: go with no expectations and you will encounter many surprises, good and bad.

My latest article in Ahram Online sheds light on the Sudanese capital where two ‘Niles’ meet, becoming the Nile, and where episodes of the epic tale of al-Mahdi remain to be visible in Omdurman. The link to the full article is:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/64250.aspx

al-Mahdi's Tomb in OmdurmanDetail of relief from Buhen TempleThe Nile in Khartoum

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