Country in south eastern Asia Minor attested from c. 1480 right through to the 13th cent. BC (occasionally also later). In the 15th cent., K. included mainly flat Cilicia (Cilicia Pedias, modern Çukurova; Cilices, Cilicia) with the towns Adanija (Adana) and Tarsa ( Tarsus) as well as Cataonia with the towns Kummanna (Comana Cappadociae) and La(ḫu)wazantija.
In the 2nd half of the 16th cent. BC this area was part of the Hittite state ( Ḫattusa). Around 1500, K. made itself independent. Only a little younger is a bull from Tarsus with the impression of th…
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