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Bosporus
(736 words)

(Βόσπορος; Bósporos).

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[1] Early link between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean

In Turkish, İstanbul Boğazi or Boğaziçi. There is debate over the B.'s geological genesis: the lack of marine fossils argues for it to have originated from a valley floor, while marine biological evidence suggests an early link between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean (Izmit -- Sapanca Gölü -- Sakarya)…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Tokhtas'ev, Sergej R. (St. Petersburg), “Bosporus”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e219470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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