Definition of Meroe in English:

Meroe

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛrəʊi
 
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  • An ancient city on the Nile, in present-day Sudan north-east of Khartoum. Founded in circa 750 bc, it was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Cush from circa 590 bc until it fell to the invading Aksumites in the early 4th century ad.

Derivatives

Meroitic

adjective & noun
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  • This does not succeed, however, and Reuel comes across the hidden city of Telassar, direct descendant of Meroitic glory, a magnificent civilization that has survived in seclusion into the present.
  • At the same time, however, her novel employs the notion of ‘racial purity’ when it comes to Meroitic civilization.
  • Even when Nubians were in power as in the case of Kerma, of Dynasty XXV, or in Meroitic times slavery continued.

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