Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.7.12. Al Mina
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Al Mina is the name given to an ancient site in the Turkish province of Hatay and means ‘the harbour’. It lies 1.8 km inland, around 250 m from the northern bank of the Orontes/Arantu, attains a maximum altitude of 4 m and occupies approximately 1.6 ha, although it has suffered considerable losses from agriculture and the migration of the river bed [10312]. Its ancient name is unknown, but it may have been the  Ahtaa mentioned in an inscription of  Tiglath-Pileser III (745–727) as a bīt kārim/kāri (trading place) [12102–105]. The location was probably later called Potamoi K…

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Vacek, Alexander, “2.7.12. Al Mina”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008666>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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