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Abydos (Turkey) (search for this): book 7, chapter 34
The men who had been given this assignment made bridges starting from Abydos across to that headland; the Phoenicians one of flaxen cables, and the Egyptians a papyrus one. From Abydos to the opposite shore it is a distance of seven stadia.The modern width at the narrowest part is nearly half as much again; perhaps this can be exAbydos to the opposite shore it is a distance of seven stadia.The modern width at the narrowest part is nearly half as much again; perhaps this can be explained by the washing away of the coasts, because of a current which strikes them near Sestos and rebounds on Abydos. But no sooner had the strait been bridged than a great storm swept down, breaking and scattering everything. ven stadia.The modern width at the narrowest part is nearly half as much again; perhaps this can be explained by the washing away of the coasts, because of a current which strikes them near Sestos and rebounds on Abydos. But no sooner had the strait been bridged than a great storm swept down, breaking and scattering everything.
The men who had been given this assignment made bridges starting from Abydos across to that headland; the Phoenicians one of flaxen cables, and the Egyptians a papyrus one. From Abydos to the opposite shore it is a distance of seven stadia.The modern width at the narrowest part is nearly half as much again; perhaps this can be explained by the washing away of the coasts, because of a current which strikes them near Sestos and rebounds on Abydos. But no sooner had the strait been bridged than a great storm swept down, breaking and scattering everything.