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Ušnanis

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 Aug 31, 2020 04:50 PM History
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Ušnanis is a Quean fortress located on the Cilician plain. In the eighth century BC, perhaps only for a short time, Phrygia controlled the territory in which Ušnanis was located. The Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705), after his armies defeated the Phrygian king Midas (= Mitâ of Musku), restored Ušnanis to Que, which was then a province of the Assyrian Empire.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/605795336

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unlocated, fort, tower

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The location of Ušnanis is presently unknown. From the inscriptions of Sargon II, it is certain that it was near another Quean fortress (Harrua), a place that was also taken away from Que by the Phrygians. One text of that Assyrian king mentions Ušnanis and Harrua together with a third fortress: Qumasi. 

With regard to Harrua, E. Forrer (1920) and P. Naster (1938) tentatively identified it with classical Seleucia ad Calycadnum/Hyria (modern Silifke), in Cilicia Tracheia. That proposed location, however, is well outside the territorial reach of Que (as already note, e.g., by A. Bagg [2007]) and, therefore, one must look for a location a bit closer to Que (Cilicia Pedias), perhaps near the Cilician GatesUšnanis is generally thought to have been near Harrua and, thus, possibly also located near the Cilician Gates. 


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Jamie Novotny, 'Ušnanis: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/605795336> [accessed: 23 September 2020]

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