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The annals of Ashurnasirpal II are sufficiently precise of the location of Pitura of the country of Dirra: "I started from the town of Tuska with my powerful chariots, my horse and my troops. On rafts I crossed the Tigris and night I walked. I approached the city of Pitura, a walled city of the country Dirra. The city was surrounded by two walls as high as a mountain citadel. "

This means that Pitura is north of Tuska, on the other side of the Tigris, and about a night of walk. Also Tiglath-Pileser I evokes both "Dirra and Isuwa", which is indicative of proximity : "I conquered the powerful Isuwa and Daria"

Researchers have positioned Pitura in the city of Batrik, today Yukari Kiliçtaşi, east of Diyarbakir, Turkey.

We also know that there was a second town called Pitura, west of the Euphrates on the river Sagur.

In addition, sir AH Layard noted an inscription of king of Urartu Menuas in Palu, on the north bank of the upper Euphrates to the east of Isuwa that evokes the cities of Puterias and Khuzanas. Also, it was concluded that Palu was Puterias. But there is no evidence that the cities mentioned on steles are nearby towns of the find, on the contrary, many neo-Assyrian stele (as, for example those of Kurkh) or inscriptions on the rocks, evoke distant military campaigns: their aim seem to have honor the countries which have contributing, rather than remember their defeats to the inhabitants, with the risk of a destroy of the monument.

Perhaps Pitura is the "Pittiyariga" of the hittite archives, a Gasga town captured by Hattusili II before triumphing against Hahha.

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My notes of veracity :

Pitura of the country of Diarra, north of Tiger, the ancient village of Batrik: 3/5

Tag(s) : #Region:Anatolie, #Empire of Assyria, #Empire of the Hittites, #Kingdom: Isuwa, #Kingdom: Gasgas, #Kingdom: Dirra

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