Meroë site 964: 'Astronomical graffiti'

Scope and Content

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’.

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The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.


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'.

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