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Nakrason (or Nakrasos)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, Peter Cobb, G. Reger, S. Mitchell
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 16, 2015 07:09 AM History
An ancient settlement whose precise location is unknown. Modern scholars place it variously at Bakir, Maltepe, or İlyaslar in modern Turkey.

Satellite base map and modern symbology by Tom Elliott and Ryan M. Horne using Mapbox Studio tools and data. Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott.

39.0823041333, 27.7403034667
  • Less than certain: Maltepe (Turkish, AD 1513 - AD 2000)
  • Less than certain: Nakrason (Ancient Greek, 330 BC - AD 300)


Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 56 F3 *Nakrason?

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Maltepe?, Bakır?, Ilyaslar?
Dinç (1997:270) states that Ramsay identified this place with the prehistoric mound called Maltepe. Cohen (1995) summarizes ancient evidence and prior modern bibliography, but advances no preference among the three location proposals that are also reflected in BAtlas and in this record.

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C. Foss, Peter Cobb, G. Reger, S. Mitchell, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Nakrason (or Nakrasos): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2015 <> [accessed: 19 October 2020]

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