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Canal of Xerxes

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: E.N. Borza
Contributors: G. Reger, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Aug 24, 2022 05:21 PM History
The so-called canal of Xerxes at Nea Rhode dates to the fifth century BCE. It was a navigable canal dug through the base of Mount Athos in Chalkidiki, northern Greece, as part of the invasion of Greece carried out by king Xerxes I of Persia.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 51 B4

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: “Xerxes’ canal”, at Nea Rhode

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E.N. Borza, G. Reger, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Canal of Xerxes: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 21 June 2024]

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