Doliche (Syria) 9 Dülük - Δολίχη

Δολίχη - Doliche, city of Syria with underground Mithraeum, Dülük, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Latitude: 37.154700
Longitude: 37.364600
Confidence: High

Greek name: Δολίχη
Place ID: 372374UDol
Time period: HRL
Region: Syria
Country: Turkey
Department: Gaziantep
Mod: Dülük

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Modern Description: The site of Doliche (modern Dülük) is located about 10 km north-west of Gaziantep and was an important religious centre of the kingdom of Commagene and the early Roman period. It is mentioned by Ptolemy (Syria Coele 10) and Hierokles and must also have been an important crossroads; several routes in the Itinerarium Antonini pass though here as well as the route from Antioch to Samosata shown on the Peutinger Table. It is currently being excavated by the University of Münster. There is a large number of late Roman tombs, some of which are highly decorated. Two Mithraea have been investigated, as well as the hilltop sanctuary of the god Jupiter Dolichenus. Roman and late antique buildings have been excavated, but most finds so far have been from the Iron Age. Sacrificial activity is now attested from the early first millennium BC to the destruction of the sanctuary by Shapur I in AD 235/36. Edessa (A. Comfort,
Wikidata ID: Q1271696
Trismegistos Geo: 16706

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