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Wall of Media

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Roaf, St J. Simpson
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 13, 2020 03:13 PM History
The Wall of Media, also known as Mēdías teîchos or the Wall of Semiramis, at Habl as-Sahr is mentioned by Xenophon in the Anabasis as a defensive ditch at the Euphrates built on the orders of Artaxerxes in the fifth century BC.

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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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 91 F4

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Teichos Medias, at Habl as-Sahr

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M. Roaf, St J. Simpson, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Wall of Media: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 21 September 2020]

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