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[German version]

(Μερόη/Meróē: Hdt. 1,29). Graeco-Latin rendition of the Meroitic M/Bedewi. Centre of the kingdom of Kush (Napatan period: late 9th cent. - c. 270 BC; Meroitic period: c. AD 270 BC - 350, Nubia), between the 5th and 6th cataracts of the Nile, near present-day Begrawiyah. Building activity is attested from around 720 BC (western cemetery), and an administrative centre at least since Aspelta (c. 590 BC). ‘Royal Enclosure’ (excavated by J. Garstang, 1909-14 [3]): a royal city with palace complex, temples, and what i…

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Lohwasser, Angelika (Berlin), “Meroe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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