added by archaeologs An extensive village site in Nubia, occupied between the 7th and 13th centuries. Excavation of its two-storey brick buildings has yielded a clear picture of its inhabitants’ life-style. Dates and sorghum were cultivated with the aid of irrigation; cattle, pigs, sheep and goats were herded. The village had its own church with associated cemetery.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983