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Book: Finding Myth and History in the Bible

Chapter: Toponymy Riddles

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23752


The article deals with some enigmatic toponyms, some of them very famous, others known just to a few scholars. It provides either the etymology (for Pi-sidqi and Minoa), or the identification and location (Tahta = Akhetaten), or the original meaning of a name which is quite alien to its subsequent vagaries (Atlantis). It could prove interesting to eventually develop the suggestions about Minoa and Atlantis, in laying a new basis for two never-ending debates.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mario Liverani ( - book-auth-11) 'University of Rome “La Sapienza”, (Emeritus)'