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Kundu and Sissû are mentioned together in royal inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian king Esarhaddon (r. 680-669 BC) and, thus, presumably located near one another.

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. 




  • Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian Middle East (720–540 BC) (confident)

Proleptic Julian years prior to establishment of the Gregorian calendar