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Kundu/Kyinda

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: S. Mitchell
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jamie Novotny, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Oct 27, 2020 04:48 AM History
Kundu is mentioned in Akkadian royal inscriptions of the seventh-century-BC Assyrian king Esarhaddon. In Classical times, Strabo describes Kyinda as a fortress where Macedonian kings deposited treasure. Eumenes reportedly captured the treasure when he revolted against Antigonus. The site is now unlocated.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/652350

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  • Kundu (Akkadian, 720 BC - 540 BC)
  • Κύινδα (Kyinda: Ancient Greek, 550 BC - AD 300)

unlocated, fort, tower

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 66 Kyinda

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Macedonian fortress above Anchiale. Two locations have been tentatively suggested for Kundu (classical Kyinda): (1) modern Anavarza, ca. twenty km southeast of Kozan (= Sissû), and (2) modern Tirmil Tepe, ca. two km northeast of Mersin. The former seems more plausible given that Kundu and Sissû mentioned together in Esarhaddon's inscriptions, although this cannot be proven with certainty. Note that Anavarza is generally associated with classical Anazarbos/Caesarea/Ioustin(ian)oupolisKundu is not in the vicinity of Sidon, as suggested by W. Mayer in 1995. 


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S. Mitchell, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jamie Novotny, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Kundu/Kyinda: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/652350> [accessed: 03 December 2020]

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