Amanus

Amanus

 

(Nur-Dağ, Gâvur-Dağ, Nur-Dağlari), mountain range in southern Turkey, extending for approximately 100 km along the eastern shore of the Gulf of Iskenderun. The range is composed of limestone, sandstone, and volcanic rocks, and it has elevations up to 2,262 m. On the slopes are tough-leaved forests and shrubs.

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Some finds were made in Fms beneath ophiolites in Amanus, on both sides of the Levant Fracture called Kara Su Valley.
Considerada como divinidad atmosferica (Gonzalez Wagner, 2001: 30), la etimologia de su nombre se ha relacionado con las colinas de Amanus, en el N de Ugarit (Lipinski, 1995: 251; Markoe, 2000: 130).
latus was described (Pic, 1892: cxi [= 1893: 414]) from the "monts Amanus, pays d'AkbAs" now Amanos Mountains of Hatay prov.
In the Monolith Inscription, "Ammon" is one of the numerous words with flawed orthography, and that offers the possibility of the alternative reading that would place Ba'sa's realm farther north in the Amanus Mountains.
Asimismo, la parte mas oriental de la Cilicia Pedias quedaba delimitada por la cordillera del monte Amanus, atravesada por el rio Pyramus, que nacia en Capadocia.
Subi las montanas del Amanus y derribe troncos de cedros [.
Some discoveries have been made in formations beneath ophiolites in the Amanus area, on both sides of the Levant Fracture called Kara Su Valley.
The PKK operatives tried to ensconce themselves along the road from Lataqiya in Syria to Samadag, a village in the Amanus mountains in Hatay.
Now Shalmaneser III, after a foray across the Amanus into lowland Cilicia in 834 B.
Ancient texts describing Sargon's conquests as including "the Cedar Forest" (in Lebanon) and "the Silver Mountains" (the Amanus and Taurus ranges) strongly suggest his objectives for his wood- and metal-poor empire.
We should imagine the entire region from the Amanus to Pelusium and from the desert to the sea as a linguistic continuum in which each group could understand its neighbours' languages - languages which were hardly more diverse than the dialects of Greek.