Meir is on the west bank of the Nile, some 7 kilometers west of el-Qusiya.

Several ancient Egyptian tombs have been discovered west of Meir, on a low slope leading on to the desert plateau. The most important of these rock-cut tombs belong to the nomarchs of the 14th Upper Egyptian nome during the 6th and the 12th dynasties. For both these periods, the sequence of tombs is unbroken, and the hereditary office passed from one man to his son or younger brother. Most tombs were decorated in relief, and some of their scenes are astonishingly lively, such as the desert-hunt scene in tomb B.1 of Senbi, dating to the reign of Amenemhat I.

Adapted from Wikipedia


Meir in egyptsites

Meir in Artefacts of Excavation (The Griffith Institute)

Location of Meir

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