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

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2.7.13. Sinai Peninsula
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A. Geography and settlement

[German source]

In terms of both geography and culture, the Sinai Peninsula is the bridge linking Africa and Asia. This geographical entity is defined by the two geological rift basins of the Gulf of Suez in the southwest and the Gulf of Aqaba in the southeast, with the rift valley of the River Jordan extending to the northeast ( Wadi Arabah). To the north, the Mediterranean provides a natural frontier. An arid climate shapes the landsca…

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Kühn, Dagmar, “2.7.13. Sinai Peninsula”, 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 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008679>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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