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Uranium (Caria)

Coordinates: 37°02′37″N 27°51′39″E / 37.0436°N 27.8608°E / 37.0436; 27.8608
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Uranium or Ouranion (Ancient Greek: Οὐράνιον) was a town of ancient Caria, on the Bodrum Peninsula.[1] Uranium was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[2] Uranium appears in the Athenian tribute lists and paid an annual tribute of 17 drachmae, 1 obol.[3]

Its site was associated with Burgaz, on a hill NW of Geriş village, Bodrum, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5] Two Hellenistic inscriptions published in 1992, however, seem to place the city on Dikmendag, a coastal mountain about 7 km west of Ören.[6]


  1. ^ G. E. Bean; J. M. Cook (1955). "The Halicarnassus Peninsula". The Annual of the British School at Athens. 50: 85–171. doi:10.1017/s0068245400018591. S2CID 130571431.
  2. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1131–1132. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  3. ^ Thompson, Wesley E. (1981). "The Carian Tribute". Anatolian Studies. 31. British Institute at Ankara: 95–100. doi:10.2307/3642760. JSTOR 3642760. S2CID 163219608.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ Varinlioğlu Ender; Bresson Alain; Brun Patrice; Debord Pierre; Descat Raymond (1992). "Ouranion en Carie". Revue des Études Anciennes. 94: 155–174. doi:10.3406/rea.1992.4489.

37°02′37″N 27°51′39″E / 37.0436°N 27.8608°E / 37.0436; 27.8608