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Ören Ḳalʿe
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, in Russian Orenkale, a site in the southern part of the modern Azerbaijan Republic, in the mediaeval Islamic province of Arrān [q.v.]. It lies in lat. 39° 50ʹ N., long. 47° 30ʹ E. above the confluence of the Kur and Araxes rivers, close to an ancient canal, the Gyaur Ark̲h̲ [see mūḳān , at Vol. VII, 498b]. The site marks the mediaeval Islamic town of Baylaḳān [q.v.] conclusively established by the discovery of wasters of spheroconic vessels, stamped with the inscription ʿamal Faḍlūn bi ’l-Baylaḳān , in the course of excavations which began there in 1953 as part of a planned a…

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Rogers, J.M., “Ören Ḳalʿe”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8860>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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