Sites & cities that bear the name of Faras


First trace of activity : ca. 3,200 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Ⲡⲁⲣⲁ, Para, Παχώρας, Pakhôras, Pachoras

Description : Faras (formerly Ancient Greek: Παχώρας, Pakhôras; Latin: Pachoras; Old Nubian: Ⲡⲁⲣⲁ, Para) was a major city in Lower Nubia. The site of the city, on the border between modern Egypt and Sudan at Wadi Halfa Salient, was flooded by Lake Nasser in the 1960s and is now permanently underwater. Before this flooding, extensive archeological work was conducted by a Polish archeological team led by professor Kazimierz Michałowski.

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