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Al-Mina is the modern name given by Leonard Woolley to an ancient trading post on the Mediterranean coast of northern Syria, in the estuary of the Orontes, near present-day Samandag in Turkey's province of Hatay.


"Al-Mina" is a book by Tasha Vorderstrasse.

  • also known as "Al-Mina: a port of Antioch from Late Antiquity to the end of the Ottomans"

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Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

JFDr Al-Mina, a port at the mouth of the river *Orontes in Turkey, excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley in 1936–7. It was established as a trading-post (*emporion) by 800 BC and visited by Cypriots and Greeks (mainly Euboeans and islanders).

Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

Al-Mina was important as the start of the shortest caravan route to Mesopotamia. The growing power of Assyria, a state north of Babylon in Asia Minor based in the city of Ashur on the Tigris, increasingly disrupted trade in the eastern ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Egyptian (2007)

Volume Three: m- by Gábor Takács

explained Ar, "al-mina” via Cpt. (!) ultimately from Eg, mnj (!), which is baseless. m 10. GT. because of Cpt. -ll-, a comparison with Brb. *o-mol “arriver a” [Ksm.] is out of question. NB: In addition, it derives from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

The port (Al-Mina) is about two miles distant, on a small peninsula. The population is estimated at 17,000, with the port at 24,000 or a little more. Nearly half of these are Christians, the Maronites preponderating. There is a considerable export ...

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