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Map showing the Erythraean Sea off the Horn of Africa. Drawn by James Rennell, 1799.

The Erythraean Sea (Greek: Ερυθρά Θάλασσα; Erythra Thalassa) प्राचीन में पाया नामों में से एक है [मानचित्रकारी []]. यह नाम लाल रंग के मौसमी खिलता से प्राप्त हो सकता हैTrichodesmium erythraeum near the water's surface, as the Greek "Ερυθρά" actually means "red".[1]

Names, routes and locations of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Ancient map (17th century) depicting the locations of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

The name 'Erythraean Sea' has been or is still used for the following places:

  • As a name for the Red Sea, .[2]
  • In the opening sentences of Herodotus's history he refers to the Phoenicians having come originally from the Erythraean Sea.
  • The name "Erythraean Sea" was used as well to refer to some gulfs attached to the Indian Ocean, specifically, the Persian Gulf[3]
  • Nowadays the name is applied to a large dusky region on the surface of planet Mars, known as Mare Erythraeum.
  1. "Red Sea". Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica. अभिगमन तिथि 2008-01-14.
  2. "1794, Orbis Veteribus Notus by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville". मूल से 25 फ़रवरी 2014 को पुरालेखित. अभिगमन तिथि 16 अप्रैल 2012.
  3. *Formerly known as the Red Gulf.