Relative Location

If the location of an ancient place which does not exist any more is known only in relation to another place, you can use <location type='relative'> and provide a description, for example "5 days walk from Gondar". You can also encode with <measure> the unit and quantity of the distance if you can and want to.

example:


<place type="port" sameAs="Q378940">
               <placeName>Adulis</placeName>
               <location type="relative" source="#FattovichMunro"><desc>20 stades from the actual port</desc></location>
            <listBibl type="secondary">
               <bibl xml:id="FattovichMunro">
                  <ptr target="bm:FattovichMunro2003EnAeAdulis"></ptr>
               </bibl>
            </listBibl>
               <note></note>
            </place>

Example 1

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Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-30: first version of guidelines from Wiki