Chelae (Thrace)

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Chelae or Chelai (Ancient Greek: Χῆλαι), also called Philemporos, was a town of ancient Thrace on the Bosphorus, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[1]

Its site is located near Bebek in European Turkey.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 53, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 41°04′41″N 29°02′38″E / 41.078024°N 29.043942°E / 41.078024; 29.043942