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

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2.8.8. Phoenicians in North Africa
(4,714 words)

A. Geography

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Phoenician settlements or trading posts were located at suitable harbours along the North African coast from  Leptis Magna (al-Khums) on the western shore of the Greater Syrtis in Libya to  Mogador (Essaouira) in southwestern Morocco. Their landscapes are very diverse. On the Greater Syrtis and in  Tripolitana (Libya), small river mouths occur along a flat coastline with a desert steppe hinterlan…

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Mansel, Karin, “2.8.8. Phoenicians in North Africa”, 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 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_009043>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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