Also MAKKURIA, MAKURIA, etc.
the larger of two Christian kingdoms in
Nubia (Sudan). It absorbed its smaller northern neighbour,
in the chaotic mid-VII Century, forming the Kingdom of Dongola.
church was non-Chalcedonian (miaphysite), whereas the Maqqurian
church accepted the Council. Surprisingly, it was Nobadia's
non-Chalcedonianism which Mercurius,
first important ruler of the unified kingdoms, selected as the religion of
Empire. The capital of Maqquria was Old Dongola, over 100 km.
north of the modern Sudanese city of Dongola. The Empire, which
at its greatest extent included most of Upper Egypt as well as Nubia
proper, came under heavy attack in the XIII Century and
became an Islamic state after King
Kerenbes was deposed in 1317.
information about Dongola after the Union, see the general
Norman Hugh Redington
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