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Kef Kalesi

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 24, 2023 02:58 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, fort, tower (deprecated)


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Birgit Christiansen , Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Tom Elliott, and Rune Rattenborg, 'Kef Kalesi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 03 March 2024]

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