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The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa$
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Getzel Cohen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241480

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241480.001.0001

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The Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean

The Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean

(p.305) VI The Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean (p.306)
The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Getzel M. Cohen

University of California Press

This chapter reviews the settlements in Ampelome, Arsinoe/Kleopatris, Arsinoe near Deire, Arsinoe Trogodytika, Berenike Epi Dires, Berenike Ezion Geber, Berenike near Sabai, Berenike Panchrysos, Berenike Trogodytika, Dioskorides, Kleopatris, Klysma, Leuke Kome, Leukos Limen, Myos Hormos, Nechesia, Philotera, and Ptolemais Theron. Berenike was located on the western shore of the Red Sea, near the Bab el-Mandeb. Klysma was an important naval station in late antiquity and the early Byzantine period. Myos Hormos had a large port with a “curved entrance”; offshore were three islands. It was also the chief port for trade with Africa and India. Ptolemais was founded for the purpose of hunting elephants in the nearby hunting grounds.

Keywords:   Ampelome, Arsinoe, Berenike Ezion Geber, Berenike Panchrysos, Dioskorides, Klysma, Leukos Limen, Myos Hormos, Nechesia, Ptolemais Theron

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