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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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Tanakun is a fortified city in or bordering the northeastern part of Que. It is mentioned in royal inscriptions of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (r. 858-824 BC).

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    • Tanakun (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 720 BC)

unlocated, settlement

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The location of Tanakun is uncertain. M.V. Seton-Williams (Anatolian Studies 4 [1954]) suggests Sirkeli Höyük as a possible location. However, most scholars today (e.g., Bagg, RGTC 7/1, 249 and Karte [unnumbered]) suggest that Tanakun should be (tentatively) identified with Domuztepe Höyük, which is located ca. 20 km southeast of Kardirli, on the Ceyhan River.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Tanakun: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 02 October 2023]

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