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Marakanda

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M.U. Erdosy
Contributors: DARMC, 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 Jan 12, 2020 11:36 AM History
Marakanda (now Samarkand in Uzbekistan) was a major ancient settlement founded ca. 700 BC by the Sogdians. Alexander the Great conquered Marakanda during his eastern campaigns.

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.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/59915

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settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 6 B2 Marakanda

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Samarkand UZB


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M.U. Erdosy, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Marakanda: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/59915> [accessed: 23 September 2020]

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