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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: D.F. Graf
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Apr 11, 2023 05:14 PM History
In modern Saudi Arabia, about 3km inland from the modern fishing port of al‑Khuraybah on the Gulf of Aqaba, a pair of ancient Nabatean sites occupy high ground to the northwest of the Wadi Aynuna. Settled since at least the Hellenistic period, Aynuna probably served as a Red Sea port for Petra. Most scholars agree that these sites are to be identified collectively with Leuke Kome, mentioned in Strabo and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea; however, some other locations have been posited (see Gawlikowski 2022, note 5).

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settlement (fortified), settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 83 A3 Leuke Kome?/Onne?

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: 'Aynuna SAU

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D.F. Graf, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Aynuna: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 01 June 2023]

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