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Meroe: 'the bath' M 194, 195

plan of the 'bath house' at Meroe

The bath is an extensive building, with a pool (?) in the middle. Around it were found many sculptures but also other objects in a mixed Meroitic-Hellenistic style. Garstang suggested that these are the remains of a Roman style bath house. However, the whole building was perhaps a 'water sanctuary' (Welsby 1996: 122-123).


Török 1997a: fig. 5

finds from the 'bath' in the Petrie Museum (click on the images for a larger picture)

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compare: Török 1997a: pl. 32


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