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Preparing for the afterlife in the provinces of Meroe

Francigny Vincent 1, 2
2 OM-MP - Équipe Mondes pharaoniques
SU - Sorbonne Université, OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire
Abstract : Ancient literature on Meroitic funerals is extremely scarce and litigious. One of the earliest accounts, during the 5th century BC, is found in Herodotus’ interview of the two ‘icthyophagi’ spies sent by Cambyses to Meroe, while ‘the father of history’ met them in Elephantine, the farthest southerly locality in the Nile Valley he reached.
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Francigny Vincent. Preparing for the afterlife in the provinces of Meroe. Sudan & Nubia, Sudan Archaeological Research Society, British Museum, 2012, p. 52-59. ⟨halshs-02539145⟩

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