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Tegarama was a city in Anatolia during the Bronze Age.

The city contained a palace, a karum and an Assyrian colony office.[1] It was important in terms of trade which included tin, textiles, wool, slaves and wine. The city was inhabited during the Old Assyrian Kingdom and Hittite Empire.[2]

The city was sacked by Isuwa during the early reign of Tudhaliya III. During his victorious campaign against Mitanni, Hittite king Suppiluliuma I halted in Tegarama and inspected his forces before attacking and capturing Karkemish.[3]

The exact location of the city in Anatolia is disputed. Oliver Gurney placed Tegarama in Southeast Anatolia. [4] Others have located it in central Anatolia near the town of Gürün, Sivas about 90 miles (140 km) east of Kanesh. [5][6] One theory is that the name of the city was 'moved' to another settlement during the history.[7]

The city is sometimes associated with Biblical Togarmah.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ Veenhof, K.R., Eidem, J., Wäfler, M. Annäherungen: the Old Assyrian Period. Mesopotamia Saint-Paul, 2008 ISBN 3525534523
  2. ^ Bajramovic, Gojko Historical Geography of Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period p.133, Museum Tusculanum Press, 2011 ISBN 8763536455
  3. ^ Burney, Charles Historical Dictionary of the Hittites Scarecrow Press, 2004 ISBN 0810865645
  4. ^ map on inside cover of Gurney, The Hittites, Folio Society edition
  5. ^ Burney
  6. ^ http://www.hittitemonuments.com/gurun/
  7. ^ Bajramovic, p.131
  8. ^ Bajramovic, p. 312
  9. ^ Austerlitz, Eddie History of the Ogus p.36, 2010, ISBN 1450729347
  10. ^ Srinivasan, Liny Desi Words Speak of the Past p.175 Author House (2011?), ISBN 146709479X