THE PLAIN OF ERZNKA IN THE II-I MILLENNIUMS BC
During the whole historical period the plain of Erznka (Erzincan in modern maps) which is located along the Euhprates-Tigris contact zone had played an exceptional role in the political, economic and religious life of the Armenian Highland. The present study is an attempt to bring together the geographical, ecological, archaeological and written sources in regard to the plain of Erznka which allows to draw a general outline of the political and cultic-religious realities of the region. During at least from the II mill. BC until the early Middle Ages the plain of Erznka was distinguished first of all as a prominent cultic-religious center located in the north of the Upper Euphrates valley, at the junction between the Transcaucasian world with Central Anatolia, and with Syria-Mesopotamia through the Elâzığ-Malatya.
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