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Boon

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: S.M. Burstein
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, D. Borough, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 31, 2017 05:48 PM History
An ancient Egyptian settlement located on the West bank of the Nile to the North of the Second Cataract. During the Old Kingdom Boon or Buhen was the site of a trading colony. During the Twelfth Dynasty, a large fortress was built during the reign of Senusret III.

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/795791

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  • Boon (750 BC - AD 640)
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fort, tower

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 81 B4 Boon

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Buhen SUD Eg.: Buhen The remains of the fortress at Buhen are now submerged under Lake Nasser as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1964.


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S.M. Burstein, DARMC, R. Talbert, D. Borough, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, and Tom Elliott, 'Boon: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/795791> [accessed: 29 September 2020]

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