April 17, 2024



Ancient Christian paintings discovered in medieval African churches


By Daniel Esparza – published on 05/21/23

Old Dongola, also known as Dongola, was an ancient city located in present-day Sudan, situated on the eastern bank of the Nile River. It served as the capital of the medieval kingdom of Makuria, a Christian kingdom that thrived from the 6th to the 14th centuries.

At its peak, Old Dongola was a bustling city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. It was a main center of tradeand a hub for religious and intellectual activities. The city boasted magnificent churches, impressive fortifications, and grand palaces, showcasing the architectural prowess of its time.

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