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[1] Syrio-Phoenician commercial town

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The Syrio-Phoenician commercial town (Curt. 4,1,5) [1] situated on an island opposite Tartus (Akkadian Arwada, Armad(d)a, Hebrew arwad, today Er-ruwad) is mentioned for the first time in the 2nd millennium in the  Amarna letters [2] and named in Assyrian texts since Tiglat-Pileser I [3]. Men…

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Köckert, Matthias (Berlin) and Heinz, Marlies (Freiburg), “Aradus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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