Anemourion overview
Modern name(s) Anamur
Region Anatolia
Latitude 36.0225213 N suggest info
Longitude 32.80303916 E
Status Accurate location
Info Founded by the Phoenicians, the city was then occupied by the Assyrians and Hittites. During the Hittite period in the twelfth century BCE, the ruler Tuthalia IV, granted Anemorium to Mattuvata who had taken refuge in his kingdom. Mattuvata took advantage of the Hittites' weakness, establishing his own kingdom with Anemorium as its capital. His rule extended as far as Afyon, in central Anatolia. At the end of the 12th century BCE the area was occupied by a nomadic tribe that had come from across the Caucasus mountains. The tribe was called by the ancient Greeks the "Wind people" after whom the city was named. The exact reasons behind this name are lost in time.The most probable explanation however, is that they worshiped a god of wind, perhaps similar to the Greek Aeolus, as their main deity. Then the city came under the control of the Phoenicians again, and later Persians. In 333 BCE Alexander the Great brought this coast within his Macedonian Empire, and he was succeeded by Seleucids and then Ancient Romans. The coast was given by Mark Anthony to Cleopatra as a wedding present and Roman coins have been discovered in the course of excavation, dating to the years between Emperors Titus (79-81 CE) and Valevianus (253-259 CE). The Romans were succeeded by the Byzantines.
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36.022521, 32.803039 === 36.022521 N, 32.803039 E === 36° 1' 21.1" N, 32° 48' 10.9" E
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Nearest sites Direvli-Kalesi, circa 35.7 km (22.2 mi) north-west
Vouni, circa 96 km (59.7 mi) south
Korakesion, Coracesium, Alanya, circa 92.1 km (57.3 mi) north-west
Claudiopolis, Ninica, Mut, circa 90.4 km (56.2 mi) north-east
Alahan Manastiri, circa 98.6 km (61.3 mi) north-east
Kilise Tepe, circa 85.9 km (53.4 mi) north-east
Temesi, Tamassos, circa 117.4 km (73 mi) south-east
Idalion, Ediil, Dali, circa 125.2 km (77.8 mi) south-east
Diocaesarea, Orba, Ourba, Ourbanopolis, Oura, circa 118.1 km (73.4 mi) north-east
Paphos, necropolis, circa 143.2 km (89 mi) south
Kourion (West), Kuri, Episkopi, circa 150.2 km (93.3 mi) south
Paphos, circa 145 km (90.1 mi) south
Amathus, circa 148.9 km (92.5 mi) south
Seleukia, Silifke Kalesi, circa 107.3 km (66.7 mi) east
Derbe, circa 159.2 km (98.9 mi) north
Kition, Citium, Larnaca, circa 143.4 km (89.1 mi) south-east
Hala Sultan Teke, circa 145.7 km (90.5 mi) south-east
Derbe, Kerti Hüyük, circa 155.7 km (96.8 mi) north-east
Enkomi, Alasia, circa 135.6 km (84.2 mi) south-east
Silluwa, Salamis, Konstanteia, circa 136.5 km (84.8 mi) south-east
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Database ID 6690, created 4 May 2012, 18:16, Last changed 4 May 2012, 18:16