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Summary

At the Battle of Pteria (Ancient Greek: Πτερία) in 547 BC, the Persian forces of Cyrus the Great fought a drawn battle with the invading Lydian forces of Croesus, forcing Croesus to withdraw back west into his own kingdom.

Class:

  • Site of historic event
  • invisible
  • Location uncertain
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Şahmuratlı

Roman town.

Pteria (Kerkenes)

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

Katapa

Katapa was an ancient Hittite settlemet in Central Anatolia.

Ancient fortress Kerkenes (Pteria?)

Iron-Age fortress. Byzantine fortress. Keykavuz Kale.

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

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