Archalla

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Archalla (Greek: Άρχαλλα) was a town of ancient Cappadocia, inhabited during Roman times.[1]

Its site is tentatively located near Erkilet, Asiatic Turkey.[1][2] Although only attested in ancient times, it was presumably inhabited continuously through Byzantine times and into the present day, since its name is preserved in the current name Erkilet.[3] The façade of the extant Mehmed Paşa Camii mosque in Erkilet is built partly using ancient remains as spolia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 64, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ a b Hild, Friedrich; Restle, Marcell (1981). Tabula Imperii Byzantini Bd. 2. Kappadokien (Kappadokia, Charsianon, Sebasteia, und Lykandos). Wien: Herbert Hunger. p. 147. ISBN 3700104014. Retrieved 7 December 2021.

Coordinates: 38°50′04″N 35°17′43″E / 38.83458°N 35.295289°E / 38.83458; 35.295289