|previous article in this issue||next article in this issue|
Document Details :
Title: Media and Its Neighbours I
Subtitle: The Localization of Ellipi
Author(s): MEDVEDSKAYA, I.N.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 34 Date: 1999
The Kingdom of Elippi is mentioned in Assyrian sources from the time of Shalmanesar III to the reign of Esarhaddon. While in the first hundred years it appears for the most part as an object of plunder and a source of tribute, later, from the time of Sargon II, it becomes a powerful seat of resistance against Assyrian military penetration to the East. The relative location of Ellipi is precisely established in the Assyrian cuneiform texts. The location of its bordering lands allows the author to suggest that Ellipi was in Pish-i Kuh. It is a small highland country to the east of the impassable range of Kabir-Kuh and limited on the east by the Kuh-i Garin range. It is divided into an eastern and a western part by the Kuh-i-Sefid range. Its lower western part are the Garmsir winter pastures, the eastern one are the well-watered Sardsir summer pastures.