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BURGAZ (“Uranion”) Turkey.

Town in Caria. Near Geriş, 5 km NE of Myndos, a site of Lelegian type, with a citadel some 50 m long enclosing a tower of squared masonry; outside this on the N is a second tower and some stretches of polygonal wall evidently belonging to an outer circuit. The pottery is of archaic and Classical date. On a peak to the N is a handsome chamber tumulus. Uranion is mentioned in the Athenian tribute lists with a very small tribute, and by Diodoros (5.23), who records that after the Trojan War Carians fled from Syme to the mainland and occupied the place called Uranion. According to Pliny (HN 5.107) it was one of the six Lelegian towns incorporated by Alexander the Great (really by Maussolos) in Halikarnassos. The location at Burgaz is conjectural.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. W. R. Paton & J. Myres, JHS 8 (1888) 78f; 16 (1896) 206f; G. E. Bean & J. M. Cook, BSA 50 (1955) 118-20, 155.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.29
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