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a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Jun 16, 2023 11:45 AM History
Najafabad (Persian: نجف‌آباد‎) is a city in Iran and the capital of Najafabad, Isfahan Province. The discovery of a stele of the Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705 BC) indicates that the settlement’s ancient name, at least in the eighth century BC, might have been Kišesim.

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findspot, place of finding, settlement, archaeological site, settlement-modern


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Jamie Novotny, Carolin Johansson, Tom Elliott, and Rune Rattenborg, 'Najafabad: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 24 July 2024]

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Carolin Johansson
Carolin Johansson says:
Jun 15, 2023 07:39 AM

Please correct me if I am wrong but I suspect that something is not right with this record. If it refers to the find place of the stele of Sargon II as described in ZA 107 (Alibaigi et al. 2017), it is not identical to the city Najafabad close to Isfahan, nor the village by that name suggested by OSM Node 7173096147 but a mound in a village further NW, see submitted CIGS location.