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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.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/589910

34.940988, 26.131172
  • Λευκή (Leuke: Ancient Greek, unspecified date range)
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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 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/589910> [accessed: 21 July 2018]

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