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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: D.J. Mattingly
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:12 PM History
The modern city of Benghazi, Libya, began as the Greek colony of Euesperides ca. 525 BC. The city was later renamed Berenice in honor of Berenice of Cyrene, the queen of Ptolemy III Euergetes.

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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settlement, port

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 38 B1 Berenice

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Benghazi

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D.J. Mattingly, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Berenice: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 14 July 2020]

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