Religion, Sacrifice, and the Mystery of the Table Rocks in Nabta Playa
- ARCHEOLOGIA - Nabta Playa is a remarkable site composed of hundreds of prehistoric tumuli, stelae, and megalithic structures located in the Nubian Desert, approximately 100 kilometers west of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt.
They are the result of an advanced urban community that arose approximately 11,000 years ago, and left behind a huge assembly of stones.
The megaliths can be found in several separate clusters, arranged in an approximately north-south direction.
In the northern most area of the site, there is a group of around ten tumuli (mounds of earth and stones raised over a grave), which are made from sandstone, and have been found to contain the remains of cattle.
The cattle graves
Most of the tumuli found in the cluster were composed of unshaped stones that contained piles of bones belonging to cattle, goats, and sheep.
However, one tumulus stood out above all the others, as it was larger, and dug into the ground