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Jebel Barkal is a small mountain located in the Northern State of Sudan, around 400 km north of the capital Khartoum. It is a significant archaeological site that contains ancient temples and ruins of the city of Napata, the capital of the Kingdom of Kush.

The mountain was considered a sacred site by the ancient Nubian people and was known as "pure mountain". It was believed to be the home of their chief god Amun, who was worshipped there for more than a thousand years.

The site of Jebel Barkal includes the remains of several temples, palaces, and other structures built by the Nubians. The most important of these is the Great Temple of Amun, which was built during the reign of Pharaoh Taharqa in the 7th century BC. The temple is famous for its giant pillars and well-preserved reliefs that depict various scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and history.

The site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, as it represents a significant cultural and religious site in the history of the Nile Valley. The site is also known for its stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape and the Nile River. Today, Jebel Barkal is a popular destination for tourists interested in exploring the history and culture of ancient Nubia.