Meroë Album B: 'Isis Temple'

Scope and Content

Photograph album, and corresponding negatives, from John Garstang's excavation of Meroë, covering the excavation of the 'Isis Temple' and nearby sites, including sites 600, 620 and 621. Album labelled 'Negatives in box B' and 'order of sequence 2'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Site 600 was excavated in the first season of the Meroë. The mound was locally know as ‘El Keniseh’ (the church), and Garstang believed the building had been used as a Christian church at a later date. Within the mound the team discovered the remains of what Garstang called the ‘Isis Temple’, after a stela with a representation of Isis was found at the site. In the second season of the excavations, the team excavated two sites near the temple, site 620 and 621. In 620 the team discovered a series of large kilns. In site 621 they discovered a white coated tank, which the team thought was related to the nearby kilns.


The negatives have been arranged in the same order as the prints in the album.

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