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Aliler Fortress

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 20, 2020 03:48 PM History
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Aliler Castle is the modern Turkish name of an Urartian fortress situated in the village of Karaağaç, approx. 11 km southeast of Lake Van. Here, the remains of a column base with a fragmentary preserved Urartian inscription of the Urartian king Minua (9th / 8th century BCE) have been found.

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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Birgit Christiansen , and Jeffrey Becker, 'Aliler Fortress: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 20 September 2020]

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