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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.

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unlocated, fort, tower (deprecated)

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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 <> [accessed: 26 September 2023]

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