Abyla overview
Other name(s) Septa
Modern name(s) Ceuta
Region Mediterranean
Section Northern Africa
Latitude 35.8871807 N suggest info
Longitude 5.31001606 W
Status Accurate location
Info Ceuta's location has made it an important commercial trade and military way-point for many cultures, beginning with the Carthaginians in the 5th century BC, who called the city Abyla. It was not until the Romans took control of the region in AD 42 that the port city, then named Septa, assumed an almost exclusive military purpose. It changed hands again approximately 400 years later, when Vandal tribes ousted the Romans. It then fell into the hands of the Visigoths, and finally become an outpost of the Byzantine Empire.
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35.887181, -5.310016 === 35.887181 N, 5.310016 W === 35° 53' 13.9" N, 5° 18' 36.1" W
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Nearest sites Abyla, Ad Septem Fratres, Ceuta, circa 212 m (232 yd) east
Gorham's Cave, circa 26.1 km (16.2 mi) north
Carteia, circa 34.2 km (21.3 mi) north
Thingis, Tingis, Tangier, circa 46.8 km (29.1 mi) west
Baelo Claudia, circa 47.5 km (29.5 mi) north-west
Colonia Augusti Iulia Constantia Zilil, Arzeila, Dchar Jdid, circa 68.1 km (42.3 mi) south-west
Asilah, Arzila, circa 80.5 km (50 mi) south-west
Lixus, Larache, circa 105.3 km (65.4 mi) south-west
Torre de Doña Blanca, circa 112.3 km (69.8 mi) north-west
Gadir, Agadir, Gadeira, Gades, Augusta Urbs Iulia Gaditana, Cádiz, circa 113.5 km (70.5 mi) north-west
Malaga, Cerro del Villar, Malaga, Cerro del Villar, circa 115.6 km (71.8 mi) north-east
Malaka, Malaca, Malaqah, Málaga, circa 122.2 km (75.9 mi) north-east
Anticaria, Antiquaria, Antequera, circa 142.4 km (88.5 mi) north-east
Dolmen de Menga, circa 143.6 km (89.2 mi) north-east
Colonia Iulia Valentia Banasa, circa 160.5 km (99.8 mi) south-west
Tarshish, circa 152.3 km (94.6 mi) north-west
Spal, Hispalis, Sevilla, circa 177.7 km (110.4 mi) north-west
Astigi, Colonia Iulia Augusta Firma Astigitana., Écija, circa 185.1 km (115 mi) north
Italica, circa 184.9 km (114.9 mi) north-west
Volubilis, circa 203 km (126.1 mi) south
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Database ID 8542, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:33, Last changed 7 Apr 2012, 20:41