The ruins at Begerauieh are less important and artistic than those of Napata, the hieroglyphics are of another kind.
Napata, Meroe, and other places have pyramids which may be counted by dozens.
At Napata, where the travellers now arrived, they saw their first entirely native, barbarian town.
It is placed by the former beyond Napata, and just above Meroë.
But the caravan was approaching Napata and the Ethiopian emerald-mines and topaz-rocks.
There are also extensive ruins of his great buildings at Denderah, Ombos, and Napata.
We may go by the same path that the army will take: the gorges of Napata: the way will be free till to-morrow.
The campaign against Napata led to the conquest of that kingdom.
Tirhaka was again forced back to Napata, but the dominion of Assyria was not yet firmly established in Egypt.
The repeated attempts of Tirhaka and his successor to re-establish the government over Egypt from Napata were wrecked.