- a ruined city in Sudan, on the Nile, NE of Khartoum: a capital of ancient Ethiopia that was destroyed a.d. c350.
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Thousands of years ago, Meroe was a thriving hub of trade and home to some 25,000 residents.
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.
One of his projects resulted in a new road from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to the monuments at Meroe.
The presumption is that they represent the old sepulchers of the kings of Meroe.
Asti answered, from the city of Meroe, adding that they were singers and dealers in pearls.Morning Star
H. Rider Haggard
Napata, Meroe, and other places have pyramids which may be counted by dozens.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)
Among these countries, Meroe, with its capital of the same name, was celebrated in the days of Herodotus.
Meroe itself, like the Egyptian states, was sacerdotal, with a king at its head.
- an ancient city in N Sudan, on the Nile; capital of a kingdom that flourished from about 700 bc to about 350 ad
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