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Kasku (region)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Sep 07, 2020 10:23 AM History
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A region in northeastern Anatolia mentioned in second- and first-millennium-BC Assyrian and Hittite sources.

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.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/270123727

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  • Kasku (Akkadian, 720 BC - 540 BC)
  • Kaskāja (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 720 BC)
  • Kiski (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)

unlocated, region

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Kasku is mentioned in Middle Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian sources (Kasku, Kiski, Kaskāja), Elamite texts (Kaska), Ugaritic texts (Kaška), as well as in Hittite sources (Kaška). 

The Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (r. 744-727 BC) mentions Kasku between Meliddu and Tabālu, which would seemly suggest that it was located between Malataya and Kayseri; note, however, that a stele of that king, the so-called "Iran Stele," mentions it between Hubušnu and Carchemish, both of which are too far south. Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC), Tiglath-pileser's son and second successor, mentions Kasku between Urartu and Musku (Phrygia). That Assyrian king also states that he fortified Ellibir and Šindarara to prevent Kasku from encroaching on Assyrian territory, in particular into the Province of the Commander-in-Chief on the Left.  


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Kasku (region): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/270123727> [accessed: 25 September 2020]

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