Today I looked at the NYT article about the U Chicago rescue excavations and findings in Sudan at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/science/19kush.html?pagewanted=2&_r=3&hp&adxnnl=0&adxnnlx=1182209500-p10KDhao9RDSarD3IqA5LQ
and found pictures of pyramid complexes associated with the article that appeared to be from the Napatan/Meroitic kingdom (c. 650 BC to c. 350 AD) rather than the Kerma culture (c. 2000 to 1500 BC) which was discussed in the article. Was NYT just trying to find some "eye candy" to go with the article to grab people's attention?
Earl J. Heinrich
Adler Graduate School Library
Intermitent Student at University of Minnesota History and Classical & Near Eastern Studies Departments.