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Karanis

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: R. Müller Wollermann
Contributors: R. Talbert, Johan Åhlfeldt, Adam Prins, Jen Thum, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, DARMC, Herbert Verreth, Sean Gillies, Mark Depauw
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Last modified Jun 10, 2024 03:05 PM History
Karanis was a settlement (κώμη) located on the northern edge of the Fayum, now Kom Ausīm. Ptolemy II Philadelphus established Karanias in order to settle Greek mercenaries among indigenous Egyptians. This foundation, and others, also aimed to exploit the agricultural fertility of the Fayum depression.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/736932

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settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 75 D1 Karanis

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Kom Awshim


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R. Müller Wollermann, R. Talbert, Johan Åhlfeldt, Adam Prins, Jen Thum, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, DARMC, Herbert Verreth, Sean Gillies, and Mark Depauw, 'Karanis: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2024 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/736932> [accessed: 21 July 2024]

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