Anonymous, Saint Anne, 8th century National Museum in Warsaw
Faras was a major city in Lower Nubia. The site of the city, on the border between modern Egypt and Sudan, 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. (…) One of the most important discoveries from the Christian period was the town’s cathedral. The cathedral had been completely filled with sand which preserved a large number of intricate paintings on its walls. These paintings are the best surviving examples of Christian Nubian art (…). These paintings were salvaged and are today on display in Warsaw and Khartoum.