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Scuba Diving in a Pyramid

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Snippet of Overheard at National Geographic: Scuba Diving in a Pyramid Kristen Romey, writer and editor for National Geographic, traveled to Sudan and visited the tombs of the kings and queens of the ancient kingdom of Kush. Kush—also referred to as Nubia—was a kingdom that bordered Egypt and at one time, sought to conquer it.
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One of National Geographic's writers was hard to pin down for a while. That's because she was in Sudan, scuba diving underneath a pyramid. We had so many questions for her-especially once she shared with us that the contents of the pyramid could fundamentally change what we understand about ancient Egypt's 25th dynasty. For more information on this episode visit more?Read Kristin Romey's piece, and watch a video of what it's like to go scuba diving under a pyramid at Nuri.Learn more about the Kingdom of Kush in what is now Sudan, a rival to ancient Egypt awash in gold and power.Also explore:Read about the mysterious void discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid.Learn how illegal tomb raiders are stealing the world's history.Watch: Ancient Egypt 101Got something to say?Contact us! overheard@natgeo.comClick here to give us feedback on Overheard: