aegean sea

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Aegean Sea [(i-jee-uhn)]

An arm of the Mediterranean Sea off southeastern Europe between Greece and Turkey.

Note: This sea was a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete, Greece, Rome, and Persia (now Iran).
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