Faras Timeline

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  • 2040 BCE - 1750 BCE
    The town of Faras is founded.
  • 1550 BCE - 1070 BCE
    The temple to Hathor of Ibschek built and dedicated.
  • 1333 BCE - 1323 BCE
    The temple to Tutankhamun built and dedicated.
  • 350 BCE - 300 BCE
    Palace complex built during this time of Faras' prominence.
  • c. 150 CE - c. 250 CE
    Christian churches built in Faras, including the ornate Cathedral and the rock church.
  • c. 697 CE
    The Kingdom of Dongola absorbs or unifies with the two neighbouring Christian kingdoms of Faras (Nobatia) and Alodia.
  • c. 707 CE
    The first version of Faras Cathedral is built.
  • c. 1000 CE
    The second version of the Faras Cathedral is built.