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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Claudia Horst Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 31, 2020 02:43 PM History
Gath, Gat, or Geth (Hebrew: גַּת)) is mentioned in the El-Amarna letters as Gimti/Gintu/Gimtu. It was one of the five Philistine city-states. The town is mentioned in Neo-Assyrian sources; the modern site is Tel es-Safī.

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.

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  • Gimtu (Akkadian, 720 BC - 540 BC)

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Claudia Horst, Jeffrey Becker, Valeria Vitale, Ryan Horne, and Jamie Novotny, 'Gimtu: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 14 August 2020]

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