Qasr Ibrim is an ancient Nubian fortress built on a high hill overlooking the Nile opposite Aniba village.
This area is 235 km south of Aswan and, in ancient Egyptian times, was known as Per-Mit. During the Greco-Roman period, it became "Premis" and then, during the Arabic period, Ibrim.
The area is entire of monuments that date back to various periods in Egyptian history, including the tombs of the Nubian rulers during the New Kingdom who ruled Nubia during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmosis III.
The Citadel had a fundamental rule throughout ancient Egyptian history and later times. A church was built and dedicated to the Virgin Mary during the Christian era. This area has yielded many artifacts now on display at the Nubian Museum.