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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Aug 13, 2020 12:54 PM History
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A fortress in the vicinity of Til-garimmu fortified by the Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC) against Urarṭu.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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unlocated, fort, tower

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Purṭir is mentioned together with Anduarsalla, Anmurru, Kiaka, and Luhsu in royal inscriptions of Sargon II. E. Forrer (Die Provinzeinteilung des assyrischen Reiches [1920] 75 and Map 2) identifies Purṭir with Puteyrlu, a place ca. 7 km southwest of classical Zimara.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Purṭir: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 20 September 2020]

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