Brill’s New Pauly

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(ʾZTWDY/Azatiwadaya). Late Hittite (early 1st millennium BC) border castle in the north of Osmaiye, founded by Azatiwatas in north-east Cilicia, in the foothills of the Taurus, on the right shore of the Pyramus along a caravan road, in a location that controlled water-routes and roads. Opposite from it, at Domuztepe, there is another late Hittite (9th cent. BC) castle, built over by the Romans.

The castle wall (an area of 196 × 375 m) with Hilani structure ( Bīt Ḫilāni) is located…

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Çambel, Halet (Istanbul), “Karatepe-Aslantaş”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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