The Royal City of Meroe:
22" × 13" Pencil, ink, and water color on paper
The drawing (in process) is a visual reconstruction of how the
royal city of Meroe may have looked like in the classical era. The
attempt represents a wide-range of data-collection efforts encompassing
excavation reports and descriptions from classical writings.
The main sources used include:
- K. A. Grzymski, The Meroe Expedition: Meroe Reports I
(BenBen Publications, 2003),
- L. Török, The City of Meroe: John Garstang's Excavations
in the Sudan (Studies in Egyptology) (Kegan Paul International
Ltd., 1994), and
- the writings of classical geographers/ historians: Herodotus,
Strabo, Pliny, and Diodorus Siculus.