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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 04, 2018 06:20 PM History
The Cimmerians, a people likely originating in the Pontic steppe. They are believed to have attacked Urartu by way of the Caucasus around 714 BCE before invading Assyria, being defeated by Sargon II in 705. They reached the height of their power after conquering Phrygia in 696-695 and Sardis in 652. They were defeated by Alayattes of Lydia sometime around 619, and the remaining members of the group likely settled in Cappadocia.

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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Gabriel Mckee, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Kimmerioi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 07 July 2020]

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