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Summary

Zeguma pontoons bridge.

Class:

  • Bridge
  • invisible
  • Location uncertain
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Zeugma

Zeugma: one of the main crossings of the Upper-Euphrates., famous for the many mosaics excavated in the 1990s

Apamea in Osroene

Apameia - Hellenistic and Rpman city curently beneath the surface of the water of Birecik Dam. Apamea (Euphrates)

Epiphaneia ad Euphratem

Epiphaneia - Hellenistic and Rpman city curently beneath the surface of the water of Birecik Dam.

Circular Temple Zeugma

Circular Temple, partially flooded

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The city was called "Zeugma", because of the bridge across the Euphrates River that was made of pontoons, thus connecting the two banks of the river. In Greek, "zeugma" means "bridge-passage" or "bridge of boats".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma,_Commagene