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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Birgit Christiansen
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jun 05, 2020 03:02 PM History
Başkale (Turkish "Main Castle") is a town and district located in Van Province in south-eastern Turkey. According to an inscription in the Urartean language of the Urartean king Minua (9th/8th century BCE) on a stone block (A 5-52) the fortress located here was built by Minua and was given the name "City of the God Haldi".

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settlement, settlement-modern


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Birgit Christiansen , and Jeffrey Becker, 'Başkale: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 22 July 2024]

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