Abdera overview
Region Mediterranean
Section Iberian peninsula
Latitude 36.75753018 N suggest info
Longitude 3.03283637 W
Status Accurate location
Info An ancient seaport town on the south coast of Spain, founded by the Carthaginians as a trading station. After a period of decline it became under the Romans one of the more important towns in the province of Hispania Baetica.

Of its coins the most ancient bear the Phoenician inscription abdrt with the head of Heracles (Melkarth) and a tunny-fish; those of Tiberius (who seems to have made the place a colonia) show the chief temple of the town with two tunny-fish erect in the form of columns.
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36.757530, -3.032836 === 36.757530 N, 3.032836 W === 36° 45' 27.1" N, 3° 1' 58.2" W
Nearest sites Acci, Accitum, Julia Gemella., Guadix, circa 61.1 km (37.9 mi) north
Urci, circa 124.1 km (77.1 mi) east
Dolmen de Menga, circa 138 km (85.7 mi) west
Anticaria, Antiquaria, Antequera, circa 138.4 km (86 mi) west
Malaka, Malaca, Malaqah, Málaga, circa 123.9 km (77 mi) west
Malaga, Cerro del Villar, Malaga, Cerro del Villar, circa 127.9 km (79.5 mi) west
Rhusadhir, Rusadir, Melilla, circa 162.9 km (101.2 mi) south
Astigi, Colonia Iulia Augusta Firma Astigitana., Écija, circa 201.3 km (125.1 mi) west
Gorham's Cave, circa 218.4 km (135.7 mi) west
Carteia, circa 221.9 km (137.9 mi) west
Abyla, Ad Septem Fratres, Ceuta, circa 225.6 km (140.2 mi) west
Ilounon, circa 228.7 km (142.1 mi) north-east
Carthago Nova, Cartagena, circa 204.3 km (126.9 mi) east
Libisosa, Lezuza, circa 250.9 km (155.9 mi) north
Baelo Claudia, circa 256.3 km (159.3 mi) west
Spal, Hispalis, Sevilla, circa 271.6 km (168.8 mi) west
Thingis, Tingis, Tangier, circa 271.7 km (168.8 mi) west
Torre de Doña Blanca, circa 279.3 km (173.5 mi) west
Akra Leuke, Lucentum, Alicante, circa 290.2 km (180.3 mi) north-east
Gadir, Agadir, Gadeira, Gades, Augusta Urbs Iulia Gaditana, Cádiz, circa 292 km (181.5 mi) west
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Database ID 8553, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:33, Last changed 7 Apr 2012, 19:55