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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: D.T. Potts
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Apr 04, 2023 03:45 PM History
A small, fortified town that served as an outpost for the Ḥaḑramawt kingdom from the first to seventh centuries.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 4 D2 Abyssa

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Khor Rori? OMN

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D.T. Potts, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Abyssa: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 03 June 2023]

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Anthony Durham
Anthony Durham says:
Apr 10, 2023 12:37 PM

This site is written up at It interests me because we have an Abisson in Britain, possibly near Portpatrick on the SW coast of Scotland next to the sea trench in the North Channel across to Ireland, where ancient mariners would have been aware that deep sea would prevent safety anchoring if caught off a lee shore. Much the same holds for Khor Rori on the coast of Oman. Therefore I question the assertion in Wikipedia that the name derived from waterfalls upstream from the ancient port. Also Ptolemy mentioned Αβυσσαπολις and I have not find an authority for Abyssa.