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Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete

Ed. by Fournet, Jean-Luc / Kramer, Bärbel / Maehler, Herwig / McGing, Brian / Poethke, Günter / Reiter, Fabian / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

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Volume 65, Issue 1


La « carte d’Artémidore » ? Le delta des Ptolémées!

Jean-Yves Carrez-Maratray
  • Centre de recherches égyptologiques de la Sorbonne (CRES), Université Paris-Sorbonne, 1, rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris, France
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Published Online: 2019-10-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2019-0001


As some scholars have already suggested, the « Artemidorus map » does not depict a Spanish landscape, but a huge river delta. This article argues in favour of the Nile delta in Ptolemaic times. The three main river courses at the centre of the map correspond exactly to what Ps.Skylax (340 BC) called the « Sebennytic », « Mendesian » and « Phatnitic » mouths (stomata). Some peculiarities, like the Bubastis island and the Red Sea canal, seem to confirm this identification.

Keywords: Artemidorus; Nile mouths; Herodotus; Ps.Skylax

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Published Online: 2019-10-08

Published in Print: 2019-06-01

Citation Information: Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, Volume 65, Issue 1, Pages 1–19, ISSN (Online) 1867-1551, ISSN (Print) 0066-6459, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2019-0001.

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