This area is located 235 KM to the south of Aswan, the, the area is built on high hillock overlooking the Nile opposite Aniba village. In ancient Egyptian the area was known as PER-MIT, that became PREMIS during the Greco-Roman times and then Ibrim during the Arabs times. The area is full of monuments that date back to various parts of history, including tombs of the Nubian rulers during the New Kingdom times; they ruled Nubian during Thutmosis III.
The citadel had a very important rule through out the ancient Egyptian history and later.
During the Christian area, a church was built in there and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
The area has yielded so many artefacts that are now in display at Nubian museum.