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a Pleiades place resource

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Qumasi is a Quean fortress located on the Cilician plain. In the eighth century BC, perhaps only for a short time, Phrygia controlled the territory in which Qumasi was located. The Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705), after his armies defeated the Phrygian king Midas (= Mitâ of Musku), restored Qumasi to Que, which was then a province of the Assyrian Empire.

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    • Qumasi (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)

unlocated, fort, tower (deprecated)

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The location of Qumasi is presently unknown. From the inscriptions of Sargon II, it is certain that it was near two other Quean fortress (Harrua and Ušnanis), two places that were also taken away from Que by the Phrygians.

With regard to Harrua, E. Forrer (1920) and P. Naster (1938) tentatively identified it with classical Seleucia ad Calycadnum/Hyria (modern Silifke), in Cilicia Tracheia. That proposed location, however, is well outside the territorial reach of Que (as already note, e.g., by A. Bagg [2007]) and, therefore, one must look for a location a bit closer to Que (Cilicia Pedias), perhaps near the Cilician Gates. Qumasi is generally thought to have been near Harrua and, thus, possibly also located near the Cilician Gates.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Qumasi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 27 September 2023]

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