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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M.U. Erdosy
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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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.

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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 <> [accessed: 21 September 2023]

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