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The Periplus of Hanno: A Voyage of Discovery Down the West African Coast, by a Carthaginian Admiral of the Fifth Century (1913)

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The Periplus of Hanno the Navigator, a 6th-century BCE Carthaginian colonist and explorer, described the coast of Africa from present-day Morocco deep into the Gulf of Guinea.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Kessinger Publishing
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Difficult to get a lot of information from this very short travelogue (18 paragraphs), but the fact that Hanno and his settlers travelled and established colonies on the shores of Morocco picked my interest - they reached apparently Sierra Leone and came back, having found difficulties.

Hanno talks about establishing new cities, namely Thymiaterium, Caricus Murus, Gytta, Acra, Melitta and Arambys. Of these last 5 the commentary says :

"The location of the five colonies mentioned in this paragraph
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