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Kef Kalesi

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 14, 2022 05:51 PM History
Kef Kalesi is an Urartian fortress near Adilcevaz in the area of Lake Van in the southeast of Turkey. According to an Urartian inscription of Rusa, son of Argišti II (7th century BCE), it was built by this very king. The inscription further mentions the foundation of a new city at this site which Rusa named "City of the God Haldi in the Land Ziuquni".

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fort, tower (deprecated)


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Birgit Christiansen , Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Kef Kalesi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 01 October 2022]

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