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Pontic rock-cut tombs

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Feb 13, 2020 02:46 PM History
A number of monumental, rupestral tombs at ancient Amaseia (modern Amasya in Turkey) among which 5 large ones are mentioned by Strabo and attributed to the kings. Mount Harşena and the Rock-tombs of the Pontic Kings were submitted to the Tentative World Heritage Lists in 2005 by the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to UNESCO.

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  • Pontic rock-cut tombs at Amaseia (unspecified date range)

tomb, catacomb, cemetery, necropolis


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Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Pontic rock-cut tombs: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 23 November 2020]

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