Cilician Gates

   Narrow defile through the Taurus (q.v.) range that was the chief passage from the plain of Cilicia into Asia Minor (qq.v.). A beacon system (q.v.) at the west end signaled the appearance of Arab (q.v.) raiders. Cities situated near the Cilician Gates, such as Tyana (q.v.), were attacked repeatedly in the eighth and ninth centuries.

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  • Cilician Gates — pass in the Taurus Mts., S Turkey …   English World dictionary

  • Cilician Gates — Barbaron redirects here. For the Armenian noble, see Constantine of Baberon. Cilician Gates Gülek Boğazı Gülek Pass in Turkey …   Wikipedia

  • Cilician Gates — Cili′cian Gates′ n. pl. geg a mountain pass in SE Asia Minor connecting Cappadocia and Cilicia …   From formal English to slang

  • Cilician Gates — geographical name mountain pass S Turkey in Taurus Mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cilician Gates — a mountain pass in SE Asia Minor, connecting Cappadocia and Cilicia. Turkish, Gülek Bogaz. * * * …   Universalium

  • CILICIAN GATES —    the pass across Mount Taurus by which Alexander the Great entered Cilicia …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cilician Gates — /saɪˈlɪʃən/ (say suy lishuhn) plural noun a narrow mountain pass in south eastern Turkey; a historical route leading from Cappadocia into Cilicia. Turkish, Gülek Bogaz …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cilician Gates — a mountain pass in SE Asia Minor, connecting Cappadocia and Cilicia. Turkish, Gülek Bogaz …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cicilian Gates — The Cicilian Gates has been called a Corridor of History [Jenkins, Ferrell Biblical Sites in Turkey [http://bibleworld.com/turkey/eturk1.html] ] . North West of Adana, the Cilician Gates is one of the three passes through the snow covered Taurus… …   Wikipedia

  • Киликийские Ворота — (Cilician Gates)Cilician Gates, горный перевал к С. от г.Адана в горах Тавр, Киликия, юж. Турция. В течение столетий перевал был естественным путем, связывавшим Анатолию со Средиземноморским побережьем …   Страны мира. Словарь

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