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  1. an ancient city of Nubia and Cush, situated downstream from the Fourth Cataract of the Nile river, in present-day Sudan.
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Historical Examples of napata

  • Napata, Meroe, and other places have pyramids which may be counted by dozens.

    A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)

    Georges Perrot

  • 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.

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

  • There are also extensive ruins of his great buildings at Denderah, Ombos, and Napata.

  • The campaign against Napata led to the conquest of that kingdom.