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Ptolemaïs

(tŏləmā`īs), ancient name given to several cities to honor members of the dynasty of the Ptolemies. One of these later became known as AkkoAkko
or Acre
, Fr. Saint-Jean d'Acre, Arab. Acca, city (1994 pop. 45,300), NW Israel, a port on the Bay of Haifa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). Its manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, and textiles. The city was captured (A.D.
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, in modern Israel. Another was one of the great Hellenistic cities of Upper Egypt, on the Nile and N of Abydos. A third, in Cyrenaica, was one of the cities of the Libyan Pentapolis.

Ptolemaïs

(ptôlĭmīs`), town (1991 pop. 25,195), N Greece, in Macedonia. It was a small market town until 1958, when it began to be developed as an industrial center. Lignite, mined there in vast quantities, is used to power thermoelectric plants, which produce electricity for iron and steel mills, aluminum factories, and chemical plants. New dams in the area provide additional hydroelectric power.
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Ptolemais

 

the name given to a number of cities founded or renamed in the fourth and third centuries B.C. by the Ptolemies in Cyrenaica, Egypt, Phoenicia, Pamphylia, and other regions.

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The second source is the Greek geographer and philosopher Strabo: "Then follows Ptolemais, a large city, formerly called Ace.
Flavio Josefo nos lembra que Herodes construiu ginasios em Tripoli, Damasco e Ptolemais; em Cos financiou a manutencao da sede anual do ginasiarca (2); em Sidon e Damasco ele construiu teatros; e em Olimpia o rei ofereceu um grande presente para reviver os jogos que decairam devido a falta de dinheiro (Josephus 1997: 1.422-428).
Archaeologists have unearthed statues, elaborate mosaics and other treasures in a 1,700-year old villa in Ptolemais, about 100 kms east of Benghazi, a key trading port for the ancient Romans on the Libyan coast.
John D'Acre [Acre, historically Accho, Ptolemais, modern-day 'Akko], and this passage is to be found in volume II, part I, book 1: Observations on Palestine or the Holy Land, Chapter XX: Of Libanon and Antilibanon, and of the fountains, aqueducts, and city of Tyre, pages 79-80.
In the localities of the MN14 the longitudinal crest of m1 is developed in 3 out of 7 molars from Kardia and Ptolemais (Weerd, 1979), absent in the single m1 from Gorafe A (Ruiz Bustos et al., 1984), and present in 1 out of 5 specimens from La Bullana 2B.
He regards a coin minted in Ptolemais as propaganda trumpeting his revenge for Antiochus's seizure of Egypt's throne in 168 B.C.E.
For them are the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries.
Chemical investigation of lignite samples and their ashing products from Kardia lignite field of Ptolemais, Northern Greece.
Bishop Joseph Mouawad elected an aide in the Patriarchal Vicar Patriarchal See and given the honorary title of Bishop of Ptolemais on behalf of Ehden - Zgharta Patriarchate.