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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Ryan Horne
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 12, 2015 09:58 PM History
An ancient fortress located somewhere between Mosul and modern Zakho; its precise location is unknown today.

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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  • Less than certain: Ἄρσαμον (Arsamon: Ancient Greek, 30 BC - AD 640)

unlocated, fort, tower


This location is probably the same as the Arsamos described by Josephus. See Retsö, Jan. 2005. The Arabs in Antiquity: Their History from the Assyrians to the Umayyads. London: Routledge, 414.

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Ryan Horne, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Arsham: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2015 <> [accessed: 15 August 2020]

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