Rough Cilicia, Turkey.
Kargincik or Dana, the rocky island (3 x 1.5 km) ca.
3 km offshore and ca. 14 km SE of Incekum Burun
(ancient Sarpedon) (Stadiasmus Mans Magni 187; Acrae
St. Barnabae: Actae
SS. Jun. II, 432). It was probably the
Pitusu island taken by Neriglissar in 557-556 B.C. in the
course of his campaign against the king of Pirindu
(Rough Cilicia). There are a number of ruins of houses,
gravehouses, and sarcophagi along the NW (inshore) side
of the island, nowhere fully described.
F. Beaufort, Karamania
(1818) 206 [for
Beaufort's chart and general map of the ruins see, e.g.,
U.S. Naval Chart no. 4254 (1954), Mediterranean Sea,
Plans on the South Coast of Turkey
, D]; R. Heberdey &
A. Wilhelm, Reisen in Kilikien
, Phil-Hist. Kl. 44, 6 (1896) 98; J. Keil, RE
(2d ed. 1950) s.v. p. 3; J. Wiseman, Chronicles of the
(1961) 40, 75, 88.
T. S. MAC KAY