Old Dongola

Old Dongola

Old Dongola is a deserted town in Sudan. It was founded in the 5th century AD as a fortress, but a town soon evolved around it. Later with the arrival of Christianity it became the capital of Makuria Kingdom, and several churches were built in the site.

Site Information

Country: Sudan

District: Northern State

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Kingdom of Makuria

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Makuria

Site Features: Christian & Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Old Dongola

Date of Submission: 1994

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