Meroë site 266: dais in hall of columns

Scope and Content

Image of a dais at a top of a flight of steps discovered at site 266 (Temple of Amun), which was possibly the base for a statue. Note on back of print states 'The steps are cut in a solid piece of stone + suggest the steps of a throne. They lead up from hall of columns to the royal apartments'. '260 M10' and ‘30 M2' are written on negative. Handwritten note with negative states 'Meroë print D19, pl. VII 2'. Album print marked '260 M10 (or 266)'.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The sky part of the negative has been blocked out with paint.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Taken before JG/M/D/18. A print of this image can be found in JG/M/FA/41. Reproduced as lantern slide 30 M2, entitled ‘Meroë. Steps of pedestal for cult statue’.


Published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. VII.2 labelled ‘the Dais in the hall of columns’; Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 2, pl.90, labelled ‘Dais in room M266 from E’.

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