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Ancient port mentioned by ancient author(s)

Ancient port mentioned by modern author(s) only

Potential ancient harbour, from a nautical point of view

NB Ancient name Modern name
3409 Macra, Longa insula Isle al-Hamam?
3410 Sidonia 2 km from the isle of Macra
3411 Posidium, Posideion, archaic port Ras el-Bassit
3412 Charadros, Charadropolis Wadi Qandil?
3413 Pasieria outlet near al-Shamiyah?
3414 Leucos Limen, archaic Mahadu, port of archaic Ugarit Minet el-Beida, near Ras Shamra
3415 Heraclea de Cassiotis, Portus Albus, archaic Resu? Biruti? Ras ibn Hani, North bay
3416 Heraclea de Cassiotis, Portus Albus, archaic Resu? Biruti? Ras ibn Hani, South bay
3417 Laodicea Lattaquie
3418 Qalat er-Rouss
3419 port of archaic Gibala, Gabala, Ushnatu, Usnatu? near Tell Tweini, near Jable, Jablah, Jebleh
3420 navigable river R Rumailiah at Tell Tweini
3421 Shuksi, Pelleta? Tell Sukas
3422 Palto, Paltenorum in the outlet of Nahr es-Sinn
3423 Balaneas Prom. Leukas Balanaia, Balaneae Baniyas
3424 Maraccas near Marqueh
3425 Karnos, Carnus Carne, Tell Qarnum
3426 Antarados, Constantia Tartous
3427 Enydra Tell Ghamqe
3428 Aradus, Arados insula Arwad, Arvad
3429 Marathos, mainland port of Arados Amrit
3430 islet of el-Habbes
3431 islet of Machroud
3432 Port of Simyra Tabbat el-Hammam, ashlar breakwater on the beach at the toe of the modern one
3433 archaic Simyra, Sumur? Tell Kazel, on R Nahr el-Abrash
3434 Cheikh Zennad, on R Nahr Estouen
3435 Arca, Arkite, Irqata, Caesarea ad Libanum Tell Arqa
3436 Ibirta, Bruttus al-Abde
3437 Orthosia, archaic Ullasa, port of Arca, Herakleia, on R Eleutheros Ard Artusi, on R Nahr al-Berid
3438 Tripolis, archaic Wahliya, Wahlia, Mahallata Al-Mina, Tripoli
3439 Al-Mina, Tripoli, islet of el-Baqar
3440 Al-Mina, Tripoli, South bay
3441 Kalamos al-Qalamoun
3442 Ampa, Ampi, Ambi, Trieros, Terus Enfe, canal
3443 Ampa, Ampi, Ambi, Trieros, Terus Enfe, slipway?
3444 Chekka, Shaqqa North
3445 Chekka, Shaqqa South
3446 Theouprosopon, archaic Shigata el-Heri, near Ras Chekka
3447 Botrys Batroun,  quarry with a wall dug in the rock
3448 Botrys, Batruna, Bitirume? Batroun, South bay
3449 Byblos, Gubala, Gubla, Gebal, world’s oldest sea port? (exporting cedar wood to Egypt, ca 3000 BC) Jbeil
3450 Byblos Jbeil, Chamiye
3451 Byblos Jbeil, bay of el-Skhiny
3452 Palaibyblos near Jounieh
3453 Biruta, Berytos, Beryte, Berut, Beyrouth Beyrouth, Beirut (excavation Bey 039)
3454 Biruta, Berytos, Beryte, Beyrouth Beyrouth, Beirut, Minet el-Hosn under Venus Towers
3455 Heldua, Hedua, Hildua, Laodikeia in Canaan? Khalde
3456 Porphyreon Polis near Jiyeh
3457 Alsos Asklepiou near Hababiye
3458 Sidon Saïda, isle of Zire, with several quarries
3459 Siduna, Sidon, archaic Kar Esarhaddon Saïda, Saida
3460 Siduna, Sidon, archaic Kar Esarhaddon Saïda, quarry on rocky spit on western seafront of the port
3461 Yarimuta? Bitsupuri? Tell el-Bourak, el-Burak, near Addusiyye
3462 Tomb of Rhodope? Sabaa Rais (Seven captains) or islet 1 km north of Tyre?
3463 Sarepta, Sariptu, Makra Kome Phoenician port at Ras es Shiq, near Sarafand
3464 Sarepta, Sariptu, Makra Kome Roman port at Ras el-Qantara, near Sarafand
3465 Ad Nonum, Ornithon Polis? Ma’rubbu? Adloun
3466 Zurai, Surri, Tyr, Tyre, Tyros, port Nord, Sidonian port Sour, North port
3467 Tyre “Port Sud – Bassin Ouest”, Egyptian port, is not a port but a landfill with a possible quay Sour, South side
3468 Tyre “Port Sud – Bassin Est” Egyptian port, is not a port but a landfill with a possible quay Sour, South side
3469 Palaityros, Palaeotyre, archaic Ushu, Usu, Uzu, Hosah? el-Bass at Sour, or el-Mashouk?
3470 Sinde near Mansouri
3471 Alexandroschene Iskandarouna
3472 Hammon South of Iskandarouna
3473 Misrefot-Yam at Lebanon-Israel border
3474 Ekdippa, Acdippa, Kheziv, Gesiv, Cziv Achziv, Akzib
3475 Nea Come? Tell Kabri, el-Qahweh, near Nahariya
3476 Ake, Akka, Ptolemais Acre, Akko, with ancient ashlar breakwater under modern one, with ancient lighthouse on Tower of Flies
3477 Archaic Akko, Akka South of Tell Akko, Napoleon Hill
3478 Tell Keisan, Kison, no known port here
3479 R Belos, Belus , famous for glassmaking Tell Afek, Afik, Khirbet Kurdaneh, Kirdani, springs of R Na’aman
3480 Aksaph, near R Pacida, port of Megiddo Tell abu Hawam, Haifa, near R Qishon
3481 Sykamina Shiqmona, Haïfa West
3482 Tell Megadim
3483 Athlit-Yam, submerged off Atlit at 12 m depth
3484 Boukolonpolis Athlit, Atlit, with ancient lighthouse(s)
3485 Tell Nami
3486 Doros, Dora, Dura Dor, Dora, North bay, Moshav Bay
3487 Doros, Dora, Dura, Hellenistic port Dor, Dora, Love Bay
3488 Doros, Dora, Dura, archaic port Dor, Dora, South bay, Nahsholim Bay
3489 Krokodeilonpolis Tell Tannimin near Tell Mevorach
3490 Stratonos Pyrgos, Tour de Straton, Straton’s Tower Caesarea Maritima, pre-Roman port
3491 Stratonos Pyrgos, Tour de Straton, Straton’s Tower Caesarea Maritima, pre-Roman interior port of Straton’s Tower, with ancient lighthouse
3492 Caesarea Palaestinae, Cesaree, Ace, Sebastos Qesaria, Caesarea Maritima, Roman port of Herod, built from 22 to 10 BC, with Drusion lighthouse
3493 Sdot Yam, fish ponds
3494 port of Burgatha? Giv’at Olga
3495 Tell Mikhmoret
3496 Tell Ifshar, Tell Hefer, on R Alexander
3497 Natania Netanya
3498 Apollonia, Sozousa Arsuf
3499 Tell Michal and Tell Makmish near Herzliya Marina
3500 Tell Gerisa, Jarisha, Napoleon hill, on R Yarkon
3501 Tell Quasile, Namal Tel Aviv, on R Yarkon
3502 Tell Qudadi, Kudadi, on R Yarkon
3503 Joppe, Iope, Yapu, Yafo Jaffa
3504 port of Iamneia Yavne-Yam, Minet Rubin
3505 Asdudimmu, Azotos Paralios, Azot Ashdod-Yam, near Islamic fortress
3506 Maioma Ascalonitis near Ashkelon
3507 Ascalon, Askaluna, Asqaluna near Ashqelon
3508 Anthedon, Agrippias Blakhiyah, Khirbet Teda NW of Gaza City
3509 Gazaion Limen, Gazeorum, Seleukeia Gaza, Constantia, Neapolis, Hazzatu, Cadytis? Jenysus, Ienysos? Gaza City
3510 el-Moghraqa
3511 Tell es-Sakan, near wadi Ghazzeh
3512 archaic Sharuhen? Tell al-Ajjul, on wadi Ghazzeh
3513 Gazeorum Portus? Tell es-Sanam, on wadi Ghazzeh
3514 possibly archaic port? Taur Ikhbeineh
3515 Thabatha Umm el-Tut
3516 Deir el-Balah
3517 Tell Ruqeish
3518 Tell Ridan
3519 Raphia Rafah