On a recent visit to the University of Saskatchewan library, I stopped to consult--and then came back to photograph--the page in The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World that shows how the shoreline around Miletus has shifted over the centuries. This first map shows the shoreline as it existed in the late antique period (ca. 300-600 CE). As always, you can click on the picture to see a larger image:
The second map shows Miletus as it existed in the Hellenistic and Roman periods (up to 300 CE) on the tip of a peninsula:
And for the sake of comparison, if you click on this satellite map you can see where Miletus lies in relation to the coastline today:
This was my first experience with the Barrington Atlas, and I was blown away.
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