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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Apr 11, 2023 05:51 PM History
A port on the Red Sea, located at a small dhow harbor now called Mersa Gawasis. The port was used during the 12th Dynasty for expeditions to Punt and Sinai.

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    • مرسة جواسيس (Mersa Gawāsīs: Egyptian Arabic, modern)
    • Sꜣww (Saww: Ancient Egyptian, 2010 BC - 1640 BC)
    • Less than certain: Sw (Ancient Egyptian, 1548 BC - 1086 BC)
    • Less than certain: Sww (Ancient Egyptian, unspecified date range)

settlement, port


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Gabriel Mckee, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Saww: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 15 June 2024]

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