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HERACLEIA (Ἡράκλεια, Strab. xvi. p.751; Plin. Nat. 5.20), a small town on the coast of N. Syria to the N. of Laodicea-ad-Mare (Ladíkíyéh). Pococke (Trav. vol. ii. pt. i. p. 194) has identified it with Meinet Borja, the small town and half-ruined port from which salt and wheat are brought from Cyprus (comp. Chesney, Exped. Euphrat. vol. i. p. 453), and found, on the small flat point that makes out into the sea, several graves cut into the rock, some stone coffins, and pieces of marble pillars; to the N. he saw some remains of piers built into the sea, of foundations of walls of large hewn stones, and signs of a strong building at the end of the pier. (Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. xv. pt. i. p. 99.)


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