Site is speculated to be the Hittite city Zippalanda along with Çadır Höyük.


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



Battle of Pteria

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.


Katapa was an ancient Hittite settlemet in Central Anatolia.

Pteria (Kerkenes)

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


Roman town.


Surroundings (Panoramio)



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