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Ptolemais Theron

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: D.T. Potts
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, 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 Jan 05, 2022 11:43 AM History
Ptolemais Theron was an ancient marketplace on the western coast of the Red Sea. Its precise location on the Sudanese Red Sea coast is now unknown, but many scholars view modern Aqiq (Hillat `Agig) as the most likely alternative.

18.5826004, 37.8854432

anchorage, settlement, port, settlement-modern, island

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 4 A2 Ptolemais Theron

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: on the coast between 18-19 degrees N lat. SUD. Casson pages 100-101 helpfully summarizes the various modern locations posited by earlier scholars.

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D.T. Potts, DARMC, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Ptolemais Theron: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 17 April 2024]

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