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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jul 22, 2022 04:17 PM History
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A city in Tabal mentioned in royal inscriptions of the Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC). Its precise location in the area of the modern country of Turkey is uncertain: both modern Niǧde and at or near modern Aksaray have been proposed.

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unlocated, settlement

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The location of Šinuhtu is uncertain, but two locations have been suggested: (1) Niǧde, ca. 70 km southeast of Aksaray; and (2) Aksaray, ca. 130 km southwest of Kayseri, or with a place in its vicinity. The latter proposal stems from the fact that a Luwian inscription of a certain Kiyakiya was discovered in that area; Kiyakiya is identified as Kiakki of Šinuhtu, a ruler of Tabal mentioned in royal inscriptions of Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC).

Note that the (unnumbered) map in Bagg, RGTC 7/1 locates Šinuhtu at Niǧde (as it is in the Helsinki Atlas). This contradicts the statement on page 241, where Bagg suggests that Aksaray is the more likely location of Šinuhtu.

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Jamie Novotny, and Tom Elliott, 'Šinuhtu: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 26 September 2023]

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