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Summary

Median town in Anatolia. The ruined city, occupied since the Old Hittite Kingdom.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Ancient fortress Kerkenes (Pteria?)

Iron-Age fortress. Byzantine fortress. Keykavuz Kale.

Kerkenes

Settlement occupied since the Old Hittite Kingdom.

Şahmuratlı

Roman town.

Katapa

Katapa was an ancient Hittite settlemet in Central Anatolia.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Kerkenes Dağ is a large fortified  Old Hittite Kingdom site - Middle Iron Age hilltop city. Pteria (wing, border line?)

See:

  1. Lisa Kealhofer at all., Patterns of Iron Age interaction in central Anatolia in: Anatolian Studies 2010, vol. 60 , pp. 71 − 92 - http://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/23444/kealhofer-et-al-2010.pdf
  2. http://kerkenes.metu.edu.tr/
  3. Abdulkadir Baran, Kerkenes Kazısı 2012 - 2013 Yılları Çalışmaları ve Yerleşimin Tanımlanması Üzerine Değerlendirmeler The 2012- 2013/ Excavations at  Kerkenes and Evaluations of the Settlement in: Mediterranean Journal of Humanities 2016, VI/2, pp. 49-87

Median town in Anatolia