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Capital of the Meroitic empire. The site lies near modern Kabushiya and Begrawiya. It is first mentioned in an inscription of king Arikamaninote, but earlier than this are objects of the names of Aspelta (end of the 7th century BC) found at the site. The place was well-known to classical authors. The city was important till the fourth century AD; it was later abandoned.
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