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Nilus (river)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: A. Bernand
Contributors: Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Sep 27, 2016 04:56 PM History
The Nile is a major river of northeastern Africa and is generally acknowledged as the longest river in the world, measuring some 6,650 km (4,130 miles) from source to mouth.

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/727172

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  • Neilos (Ancient Greek, 540 BC - AD 640)
  • Νεῖλος (Neilos: Ancient Greek, 750 BC - 550 BC)
  • Nil (German, 2000 BC - AD 2000)
  • Nile (English, AD 1918 - AD 2000)
  • Nile river (English, modern)
  • Nilus (Latin, 550 BC - AD 640)
  • an-Nīl (Modern Standard Arabic, 6000 BC - AD 2000)

river, drainage

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 74 E4 Nilus fl.


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A. Bernand, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Nilus (river): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/727172> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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