Dynasty, derived from his work at Kerma and Defufa,43 are of great historical importance.
The North Staffordshire moved up to the front, and in September the army moved on Kerma, which was found to be evacuated, the dervishes having crossed the river to Hafir.
The railway up the right bank of the Nile was continued to Kerma, in order to evade the difficulties of the 3rd cataract; but the sirdar had conceived the bold project of cutting off the great angle of the Nile from Wadi Haifa to Abu Hamed, involving nearly 600 m.
The first-mentioned line reached Kerma in May, and by July the second had advanced 130 m.
(The railway which started from Haifa and followed the right bank of the Nile to Kerma, 201 m.
Steamers run on the Nile between Kerma and Kareima, and above Khartum the government maintains a regular service of steamers as far south as Gondokoro in the Uganda Protectorate.
On the east side of the river near Kerma are the remains of an Egyptian city.