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Summary

Mithridates VI period Pontic fortress

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Exact location
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Kurul Castle (Ordu) - Kybele Statue

Cybele statue of the I century BC.

Kotyora - Cotyora

Modern Ordu

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

 

The fortress of Kurul was erected on the eastern Black Sea coast during Mithridates VI reign1. It  is a mountaintop settlement with an altitude of 571 meters . The fortress is actually in the Village of Bayadı near the City of Ordu.

See:

  1. S. Yücel Şenyurt, Atakan Akcay, Kurul Kalesi (Ordu) VI. Mithradates Dönemi Yerleşimi Üzerine Ön Değerlendirmeler / Kurul Castle (Ordu) Preliminary Assesment on the Mithridates VI Period Settlement in: Seleucia VI Olba Kazısı Serisi VI, 2016, pp. 221-248 - https://www.academia.edu/26154283

References

  1. S. Yücel Şenyurt, Atakan Akcay, Kurul Kalesi (Ordu) VI. Mithradates Dönemi Yerleşimi Üzerine Ön Değerlendirmeler / Kurul Castle (Ordu) Preliminary Assesment on the Mithridates VI Period Settlement in: Seleucia VI Olba Kazısı Serisi