Floor tiles of building that once stood in the Royal City of Meroe which was sacked in 350 CE by Emperor Ezana of the Kingdom of Aksum. The sand has helped preserve the tiles in good condition. These tiles must of been constructed and placed before the sacking of the city, so before 350 CE. The quality is comparable to today's appearance of floor tiles.
This photo shows the location where the 'Meroe Head', being the head section of a statue of Augustus Caesar, was found by British Professor, John Garstang in 1910 CE. The head was located below the steps of the entrance of the temple in the Royal City of Meroe, which was sacked by Emperor Ezana of the Kingdom of Aksum in 350 CE. After Egypt was made a Roman... [continue reading]