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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 01, 2018 09:06 AM 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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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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, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Saww: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 05 August 2020]

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