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Leuke (island)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J. Bennet, G. Reger
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 04, 2015 09:53 AM History
Leuke, now Koufonísi, is a small, rocky island southeast of Crete that in antiquity was a center for the production of the purple dye derived from from the gastropod Murex trunculus.

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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  • Λευκή (Leuke: Ancient Greek, unspecified date range)

island, production center (manufacturing, fishing)

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 60 F3 Leuke Ins.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Kouphonisi

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J. Bennet, G. Reger, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Leuke (island): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2015 <> [accessed: 05 July 2020]

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