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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jr., F.H. Stanley, R.C. Knapp
Contributors: R. Warner, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Apr 04, 2023 06:43 PM History
An ancient sanctuary of Hercules (Melqart) that Strabo places at one end of the long island (Cotinussa) that extended south from ancient Gades. Significant landscape and coastal change have occurred since antiquity, disrupting the integrity of these islands. Nonetheless, modern scholars have consistently identified the location of the sanctuary as at or near the 17th-18th century Castillio de Sancti Petri, which today occupies a separate homonymous islet. Archaeological finds possibly associated with the sanctuary have been made in the vicinity (both terrestrial and underwater) over the years, but precise location of foundations or other identifiable architecture have remained elusive.

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island, sanctuary (religious center)

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 26 D5 Herakleion

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: on Isla Sancti Petri

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Jr., F.H. Stanley, R.C. Knapp, R. Warner, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Herakleion: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 22 September 2023]

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