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ID: 6003641
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Makurra (former nation/state/empire)  Makurra (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 10 54 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.1810  decimal degrees
Long: 030 28 37 E  degrees minutes   Long: 30.4760  decimal degrees

Note: Early Christian kingdom in eastern Sudan (and historical Nubia). Old Dunqulah was the capital of the kingdom from the mid-6th century CE. Protected by the baqt, a form of tribute to Muslim Egypt. Converted to Monophysite Christianity by the 6th century. By about 1366, Makurra had become Islamic.

Names:
Makurra (preferred,C,O,display)
Makuria (H,V)
Maqurrah (H,V)
Mukurrah (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sudan (nation)  ........  Sudan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Makurra (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Makurra (former nation/state/empire) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Nubia (general region)  ........  Nubia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Makurra (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Makurra (former nation/state/empire) (P)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
kingdom (H)
Nubian (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Dunqulah .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Sudan, Northern) [7001617]
capital is ....  Old Dunqulah .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Sudan, Northern) [1094224]
..................  from the mid-6th century CE

Sources and Contributors:
Makuria..........  [VP]
.................  Kirwan, Sudan to Christianity (1937) 293
Makurra..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 August 2004
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
Maqurrah..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 August 2004
Mukurrah..........  [VP]
.................  Kirwan, Sudan to Christianity (1937) 293
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 August 2004
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 October 2016
..................  Ruffini, Medieval Nubia (2012)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Burstein, When Greek was an African language (2008)
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 August 2004
..........  Ruffini, Medieval Nubia (2012)
..........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349

 

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