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Summary

Hasankeyf - an ancient city on the Tigris River.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Hasankeyf Bridge

Hasankeyf Bridge

Riskepha - Fort at Kepha

(Ris)Kepha(s) - Fort; AD 300 - AD 640; Pleiades #874664; Hasankeyf Citadel.

Ulu Cami (Mosque)

Ulu Cami (Mosque)

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Ilānṣurā an important walled city on a large river according to texts of the Mari Tablets (1800–1750 BC), has been tentatively identified with Hasankeyf. The site is a circular mound about 150 min diameter and 8 m high above the surroundings. The main traces of ocuupations are from the 10th millennium cal. BC.

See:

  1. http://www.turkishculture.org/archaeology/hasankeyf-1082.htm
  2. Michael C. Astour, "The North Mesopotamian Kingdom of Ilānșurā", in Young, Gordon Douglas, Mari in Retrospect, Winona Lake, Indiana: American Oriental Society/Eisenbrauns 1992, pp. 1–33
  3. Yutaka Miyake, Osamu Maeda, Kenichi Tanno, Hitomi Hongo and Can Y. Gündem, New Excavations at Hasankeyf Höyük: A 10th millennium cal. BC site on the Upper Tigris, Southeast Anatolia, Neo-Lithics, 1/12, pp. 3-7