Kasanarti

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On an island in the middle of the Nile, 362 km upriver from Philae. A small, tightly compact cluster of Classic, Late and Terminal Christian houses, including one "castle-house." The site is the best published source of information on Late Christian house architecture. The settlement and church of Gendal Irki, on the west bank directly opposite, presumably formed part of the same community. Both Gendal Irki and Kasanarti were excavated by the Sudan Antiquities Service in 1963.

Sources: Adams 2005, 49-67. For the Gendal Irki church, Adams 2010, 291-1.

(Contributed by William Y. Adams.)