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Lusanda

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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Lusanda is a fortified city in Que, probably in the eastern part of the Cilician plain. The city is mentioned with Abarnani and Kisuatni in royal inscriptions of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (r. 858-824 BC).

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/726944833

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  • Lusanda (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 720 BC)
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unlocated, settlement

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The location of Lusanda is uncertain, although it is likely to have been in the eastern part of the Cilician plain. Minareli Hüyük, ca. 7 km north of Toprakkale, has been (tentatively) suggested as a possible location of Lusanda. Lusanda is often equated with Lahuzatia in Old Assyrian texts, Lawasanda in Ugaritic sources, La(hu)wasantija in Hittite texts, and Lawasantiya in Luwian sources and it has been proposed that that city is to be identified with Karahüyük, near Elbistan. The Helsinki Atlas (Map 3 and page 12) very tentatively accepts that suggested location.  


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Jamie Novotny, 'Lusanda: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/726944833> [accessed: 26 September 2020]

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