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PITYOUSSA Rough Cilicia, Turkey.

Probably 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 1891-1892, DenkschrWien, Phil-Hist. Kl. 44, 6 (1896) 98; J. Keil, RE (2d ed. 1950) s.v. p. 3; J. Wiseman, Chronicles of the Chaldaean Kings (1961) 40, 75, 88.


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