Personal tools


Use this tag in Flickr to mark depictions of this place's site(s):


or this one to mark objects found here:

Related Content from Pelagios


You are here: Home Ancient Places Zivistan/Elmalık

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen
Contributors: Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 30, 2021 06:38 PM History
tags: , ,
Elmalık (formerly Zivistan, Zewestan) is a village in the Van Province in the southeast of Turkey ca. 12 km to the south of Van. Two small Urartian fortress have been found in the immediate vicinity, which are known as Aşağı Zivistan Kalesi ("Lower Zivistan Castle") and Yukarı Zivistan Kalesi ("Upper Zivistan Castle"). On the basis of several Urartian stone inscriptions of the Urartian king Išpuini (9th century BCE) (CTU I A 2-2 - A 2-4) and one rock inscription of the same king (CTU I A 2-5), both fortresses can be dated to the the reign of the Urartian king Išpuini (9th century BCE).

38.412392, 43.3088527

findspot, place of finding, settlement-modern, fort group


Atom, JSON, KML, RDF+XML, Turtle

Birgit Christiansen , and Tom Elliott, 'Zivistan/Elmalık: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 07 October 2022]

            {{cite web |url= |title=Places: 464766952 (Zivistan/Elmalık) |author=Christiansen, B. |accessdate=October 7, 2022 5:20 pm |publisher=Pleiades}}