Google Earth .KMZ plots of  📍ancient places.


the motto:

"There's no substitute for     🥾🥾boots     👁️👁️eyes on the ground."

the hypothesis:

That the Barrington Atlas' method, is woefully deficient in mapping the MiddleEast, and can be vastly improved, by prioritizing linguistic analysis of place names.

the method:

The lions' share job in making these maps involved simply flying low over the terrain of Google Earth, looking for modern locations which might be evolutionary offshoots of ancient place names, with the assistance of multiple overlaid editions of the Ptolemaic (150 A.D.), Peutinger (1st-5th century), and 19th-century Rumsey Historical maps, as well as a a Greek index, to attempt to avoid red-herring typos, and to get the best sense of the original phonemes which might've been distorted in translation.
The author (David Rudmin, see below) knows Latin and Greek well, but not other ancient languages, so the Greek index was invaluable.

the author:

No Copyright, 2022.
Citations of David Rudmin are appreciated.