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Imbros

Imbros is a Turkish island in the Aegean, at the southern end of the Thracian Chersonese peninsula. It forms, with Samothrace, about 17 m. distant, a caza (or canton) in the sanjak of Leinnos and province of the Archipelago Isles. Herodotus (v. 26) mentions it as an abode of the historic Pelasgians.

It was, like Samothrace, a seat of the worship of the Cabeiri. The island is now the seat of a Greek bishopric. There is communication with the mainland by occasional vessels. The island is of great fertility--wheat, oats, barley, olives, sesame and valonia being the principal products, in addition to a variety of fruits.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.



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