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date: 19 September 2019

Meroë 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Stanley M. BursteinStanley M. BURSTEIN

From the third century bce, and for almost seven hundred years thereafter, Meroë was the most important city in northeast Africa, fostering extensive cultural and economic interaction between sub-Saharan Africa and Greco-Roman Egypt. Its tradition of urban life and state-level social and political organization survived the fall of the city and influenced Christian kingdoms that dominated the Nile Valley south of Egypt during the Middle Ages. ...

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