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Bīt-Purutaš (kingdom)

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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A kingdom located in northern Tabal, in the vicinity of modern Kayseri. This area was briefly under Assyrian control during the reign of the eighth-century-BC king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC).

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In 713 BC, Sargon II of Assyria conquered Bīt-Purutaš and established it as an Assyrian province.  Two years later, in 711 BC, Bīt-Purutaš freed itself of Assyrian control. It has been suggested that Kululu, a city ca. 60 km northeast of Kayseri, was the capital of Bīt-Purutaš.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Bīt-Purutaš (kingdom): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 23 September 2023]

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