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Summary

FAILAKA Tell Sa'ad. Ikaros/Icarus

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Failaka, Artemision

Persian Gulf, Kuwait’s Failaka. Greek-Hellenistic settlement. Ikaros.

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Ikaros is an ancient Greek city on Failaka Island, in the Persian Gulf in Kewejt. Ikaros was built in the fourth century BC. By the admiral of Alexander the Great Nearchos as a military prison during his passage from the island. Ikarus became the city of the Seleucid kingdom.

See:

  1. Flemming Højlund: Failaka-Dilmun: Volume 3: The Bronze Age Architecture, Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013
  2. J. Hansamans, Charax and the Karkhen, Iranica Antiquitua 7 (1967) pp. 21-58