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The abundant ruins of the ancient city of Anazarbus are found close to the modern Turkish village of Anavarza (Ayn Zarba, close to the current city of Kozan), about 75 km to the northeast of the city of Adana in Turkey, part of Cilicia Campestris, located 18 km from the Pyramus River (now called Ceyan) and close to its affluent Sumbas Çayı. It was founded on a preexisting habitat, used as a secure fortress in the 1st century BCE, as the coins that were found on site demonstrate. As a fortress it…

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Di Berardino, Angelo, “Anazarbus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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