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Sira (river)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: T.W. Potter
Contributors: R. Warner, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 19, 2022 08:07 PM History
The ancient Sira corresponds to the modern Oued El Hammam in Algeria, which originates above Hammam bou Hanifia (ancient Aquae Sirenses) and the modern reservoir there. At modern Mohammadia (ancient Castra Nova), the river leaves the mountains and becomes known as the Oued Habra. Its course north across the plain and associated wetlands to empty into the Mediterranean east of modern Mers El Hadjadj is surely much altered from antiquity.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/285523

35.5260323148, -0.0395749797926
    • Sira (unspecified date range)
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river, drainage

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 29 E1 Sira fl.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Oued Habra


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T.W. Potter, R. Warner, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Sira (river): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/285523> [accessed: 13 June 2024]

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