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Myos Hormos
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(Μυὸς Ὅρμος/Muòs Hórmos, Egyptian Dww). Port on the Red Sea, modern Quṣar. Only Ptol. 4,5,8 refers to this port as Leukos limen, probably the result of a misidentification [1]. From the 1st cent. AD onwards, its links with the port city of Berenice [9] gained in importance. Remains of mostly sacral buildings in situ date back to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.


1 A.Bülow-Jacobsen, H. Cuvigny, J.-L. Fournet, The Identification of Myos Hormo…

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Felber, Heinz (Leipzig), “Myos Hormos”, 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 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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