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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).
Last modified Sep 08, 2020 03:38 PM History
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A fortress in the vicinity of Til-garimmu fortified by the Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC) against Musku (Phrygia).

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    • Usian (Akkadian, 720 BC - 540 BC)

unlocated, settlement, fort, tower (deprecated)

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The Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC) states in several of his inscriptions that he fortified Uargin, Usi, and Usian against Musku (Phrygia). All three are generally assumed to have been located in the vicinity of Til-garimmu, a fortified city in Kammanu/Meliddu, on the border of Tabālu.

E. Forrer suggested that Usian should be identified as classical Osiena (possibly Göstesin), which is ca. 38 km northeast of Aksaray (classical Garsaura). Forrer's speculative proposal is not entirely convincing since that suggested location is rather far from Til-garimmu, assuming that Usian was actually in close proximity to it, as Sargon's inscriptions seem to indicate.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Usian: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 27 September 2023]

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