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Melos (island)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: G. Reger, J. McK. Camp II Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 23, 2019 08:39 AM History
Melos is a volcanic island in the Cyclades and in prehistoric times served as an important source of obsidian in the Aegean Sea. Substantial remains of Bronze Age and Greco-Roman civilizations have been excavated on the island.

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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  • Melos (unspecified date range)
  • Μῆλος (Melos: Ancient Greek, 30 BC - AD 300)
  • Μᾶλος (Melos: Ancient Greek, unspecified date range)


Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 58 G4 Melos Ins.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Melos Is.

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G. Reger, J. McK. Camp II, Georgios Tsolakis, Gabriel Mckee, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Arthur De Graauw, and Tom Elliott, 'Melos (island): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 09 August 2020]

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