Image of graffiti on the wall of site 964, which Garstang believed showed an astronomer using an instrument. Album print labelled 'Astronomical graffiti showing astromomer seated (attendant behind) at a transit instrument + circle About BC 150'. Album print marked '964 M14'. Handwritten note with negative states ‘Meroë R15 964 M14’.
Meroë site 964: 'Astronomical graffiti'
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- ReferenceGB 3431 JG/M/R/15
- Former ReferenceGB 3431 R.15GB 3431 M.724
- Dates of Creation1914
- Physical Description1 silver gelatine dry plate glass negative (163mm x 214mm)
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Sketch of the graffiti was published in Garstang (1916) 'Fifth interim report on the excavation at Meroë, Ethiopia', Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol. VII, pl. VI.1 labelled 'astronomer at his transit instrument'.