Anatolia, 10th–7th cents. BC
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The map covers the so-called Dark Ages, a time during which – as far as we know – at least western and central Asia Minor were scriptless until the 8th cent. This period saw the emergence of the Phrygian and Lydian kingdoms, the only verified major kingdoms in the western half of Asia Minor before the rise of the Persian Achaemenids. For Anatolia the two empires also …

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Wittke, A.-M., “Anatolia, 10th–7th cents. BC”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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