Salomo of Makuria
According to contemporary accounts, Salomo abdicated his throne and went to live at the church of Al-Wadi, occupying himself in prayer and religious devotion. His activities came to the attention of the governor of Upper Egypt, Sa'ad ad-Daulah al-Kawasi, who passed the information along to the Vizier Amir al-Juyush Badr; the Vizier sent men to bring him the former king to whom the Vizier gave a fine house and sought his opinion on many topics. After living for a year with the Vizier, Salomo died and was buried at the monastery of St George in Khandaq, the suburb of Cairo. However, P.L. Shinnie identifies Khandaq with the settlement El Khandaq, which Shinnie notes has abundant Christian ruins, although the remains of this specific monastery have not been identified.
- B.T.A. Evetts (translator), The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighboring Countries attributed to Abu Salih, the Armenian, with added notes by Alfred J. Butler (Oxford, 1895), pp. 270f
- P.L. Shinnie, Ancient Nubia (London: Kegan Paul, 1996), pp. 129.
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