Name: Babylonia

Feature type: symbol Ab2, named

Segment grid: 8C4

Color image of immediate environs of Babylonia

Note how the symbol is split, with river #107A running between the two halves.

Onward stretches:

  • XXXVI? (36?) Stratonicidi
    • One stretch is drawn as two.
    • Poor preservation makes this part of the map exceptionally hard to interpret. Continuing right from Babylonia there are clearly two routes moving up; presumably, one on either side of the river is intended. The upper one comprises three stretches, and the lower one two, before they all but join; no doubt the join would have been made, had not the distance figure XXIIII created an obstacle. At this almost-junction, I believe that a branch is also meant to diverge down right to Lacvs mori. The first stretch of the branch is not drawn, because the placement of the name Lacvs mori so close to the gulf has left no room; no distance figure is given either. The Lacvs mori stretch itself is the very short one above which the name is written aslant; again, there is no distance figure. I regard Stratonicidi not as a name that complements Babylonia, but instead as a separate one for the first station beyond Babylonia. The distance figure XXXVI below it may then apply to the stretch Babylonia to Stratonicidi (although it is impossible to determine whether the upper route is meant, or the lower, or conceivably even each). The lower route up from Babylonia has a single-stretch branch (no distance figure) diverging vertically down to Arsinoe, evidently on the gulf, where in my view there is a deadend. I consider Miller (821) mistaken to regard this route as continuing across the gulf to Clisma; on the map itself I see no trace of the route linework that his lithograph draws through the gulf (858).
    • River crossing: (river, no. 107h)
  • (no distance figure) Arsinoe

Previous stretches:

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