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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 06, 2022 07:45 PM History
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Sarmaç is a modern settlement located on the northwestern slopes of Warak (Erek, Erk) Dağ about 10km to the east of Van in the Van Province in Eastern Turkey. In the monastery of Sarmaç (previously called Kohbants) three stone blocks with inscriptions of the Urartian king Minua (9th / 8th century BCE) were found which describe the construction of a susi temple for the god Ḫaldi, a fortress, a gate and the ‘barzudibiduni building of Minua’.

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    • Sarmaç (unspecified date range) accuracy: +/- 20 meters.



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Birgit Christiansen , and Jeffrey Becker, 'Sarmaç: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 18 May 2024]

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