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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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Harrua is a Quean fortress located on the Cilician plain. In the eighth century BC, perhaps only for a short time, Phrygia controlled the territory in which Harrua is was located. The Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721-705), after his armies defeated the Phrygian king Midas (= Mitâ of Musku), restored Harrua to Que, which was then a province of the Assyrian Empire.

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    • Harrua (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)

unlocated, fort, tower (deprecated)

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The location of Harrua is presently unknown. From the inscriptions of Sargon II, it is certain that it was near another Quean fortress (Ušnanis), a place that was also taken away from Que by the Phrygians. One text of that Assyrian king mentions Harrua and Ušnanis together with a third fortress: Qumasi. 

E. Forrer (1920) and P. Naster (1938) tentatively identified Harrua with classical Seleucia ad Calycadnum/Hyria (modern Silifke), in Cilicia Tracheia. That proposed location, however, is well outside the territorial reach of Que (as already note, e.g., by A. Bagg [2007]) and, therefore, one must look for a location a bit closer to Que (Cilicia Pedias), perhaps near the Cilician Gates

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Jamie Novotny, 'Harrua: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 28 September 2023]

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