Heraclea Cybistra

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Heraclea Cybistra
Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια Κύβιστρα
Heraclea Cybistra is located in Turkey
Heraclea Cybistra
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LocationTurkey
RegionKonya Province
Coordinates37°30′53″N 34°02′22″E / 37.514768°N 34.039332°E / 37.514768; 34.039332Coordinates: 37°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 near modern Ereğli in Konya Province, Turkey. 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 (by Harun al-Rashid in 806 and al-Ma'mun in 832).

About 12km south of Heraclea is the Hittite İvriz relief.[1]

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  1. ^ 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 domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Heraclea". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 308.

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