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Hellenizing Architecture And Sculpture In Meroe City

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The major royal residences and necropoleis at Meroe City and Napata as well as the ancient residences at Kawa and Pnubs/Kerma were associated with Amun temples, in which local Amun gods were worshipped. This chapter discusses the city of Meroe and its hellenizing architecture, the "Water Sanctuary" and its sculptural finds and talks about the finds from M 950 in more detail. Rooms 954 and 954a were subterranean rooms in the new M 950, which were reached by a staircase preserved from the early building where it led up originally from the ground floor to the upper floor or to the roof. The function of the bathtub-shaped stone basins may be defined in their context with the "observatory". Here we must make an excursus and consider some titles borne by Late Meroitic priests.

Keywords: Amun gods; hellenizing architecture; M 950 building; Meroe city; sculpture; Water Sanctuary



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