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Title: The Harbour(s) of Nagitu
Subtitle: Mesopotamian Mooring Places, Elamite Garrisons and Aramean Settlements
Author(s): GORRIS, Elynn
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 54 Date: 2019
This article investigates the toponym(s) Nagitu. In the Neo-Assyrian sources, the Elamite coastal town is often attested with various postpositions: Nagitu-raqqi, Nagitu-di’bina or Nagitu-of-Elam (ša KUR.ELAM.MA.KI). After an examination of the etymology of the various Nagitu attestations, geographical indications are sought to help determine the locations of the different Nagitu toponyms. These indications are then compared with the landscape descriptions of the Classical authors and the early Arab geographers in order to draw a picture of the historical geography of the Nagitu triad.