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Chersonnesos Akra

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: D.F. Graf
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Feb 24, 2023 10:46 AM History
In describing features on the Red Sea coast of Arabia Felix, Ptolemy lists the Chesonnesos Akra. In the Barrington Atlas directory for Map 83, Graf suggests the Ras Abu Madd peninsula as a likely identification, but on the corresponding map, he labels a different feature: the mountainous Jabal Ral outcropping, about 120km north of Ras Abu Madd and some 40km east of the modern coastline.

25.3887305, 37.1518655

peninsula, mountain

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 83 C6 Chersonnesos? M.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Ra's Abu Madd

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D.F. Graf, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Chersonnesos Akra: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 03 March 2024]

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