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Heraclea Cybistra

Coordinates: 37°30′53″N 34°02′22″E / 37.514768°N 34.039332°E / 37.514768; 34.039332
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Heraclea Cybistra
Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια Κύβιστρα
Heraclea Cybistra is located in Turkey
Heraclea Cybistra
Shown within Turkey
RegionKonya Province
Coordinates37°30′53″N 34°02′22″E / 37.514768°N 34.039332°E / 37.514768; 34.039332

Heraclea Cybistra (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια Κύβιστρα), or simply Heraclea or Herakleia (Ἡράκλεια), also transliterated as Heracleia, was a town of ancient Cappadocia or Cilicia; located at the site of modern Ereğli in Konya Province, Turkey.[1] It had some importance in Hellenistic times owing to its position near the point where the road to the Cilician Gates enters the hills. It lay in the way of armies and was more than once sacked by the Arab invaders of Asia Minor[2] (by Harun al-Rashid in 806 and al-Ma'mun in 832). Heraclea was also the site of multiple battles in the Crusade of 1101, wherein Seljuk forces dealt a decisive blow to multiple contingents of the Crusader armies.

About 12 km south of Heraclea is the Hittite İvriz relief.[3]

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  1. ^ Heraclea Cybistra archiqoo.com
  2. ^ Hogarth 1911.
  3. ^ Lionel Bier, "A Second Hittite Relief at Ivriz", Journal of Near Eastern Studies 35:2:115-126 (April 1976) JSTOR 545196
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHogarth, David George (1911). "Heraclea s.v. Heraclea Cybistra". In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 308.