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'L'EMPIRE MYSTERIEUX DE MEROE AU MUSEE DU LOUVRE'. A picture taken on... News PhotoArchaeology,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Horizontal,Meroe,SudanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY IN FRENCH BY PASCALE MOLLARD-CHENEBENOIT: 'L'EMPIRE MYSTERIEUX DE MEROE AU MUSEE DU LOUVRE'. (FILES) A picture taken on February 26, 2010 shows a Sudanese man riding his camel in front of pyramids in the Meroe desert, north of Khartoum. The Louvre Museum in Paris hosts its first exhibition until September 6, 2010 on the Meroe dynasty, the last in a line of 'black pharaohs' that ruled the Kush kingdom on the banks of the Nile for more than 1,000 years until its demise in 350 AD. AFP PHOTO/ASHRAF SHAZLY (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)