Near Dalyan in Ortaca (district), Muǧlai Province, Turkey
" ...Harpagos, after subduing, Ionia, make an expedition against the Carians, Caunians and Lycians... " This statement informs us of the significance of Caunus with respect to ancient geography and political relations during the third quarter of the 6th century B.C. Caria and Lycia were large territories including many cities and villages and the name of Caunus is mentioned as another territory between these two adjacent territories. It points to the fact that Caunus was the center of a territory of the same name, which included many cities and villages under its control. Despite the fact that the Cautions claimed for themselves a Cretan origin, the founders of the city were indigenous to Anatolia. Besides their language, customs and traditions, with their own deities they were quite distinct from their neighbours and from another indigenous Anatolian group. This is further supported by Caunus's earliest local name, Kbid, which is documented from archaeological finds and this local non-Hellenic name, was in use until the end of the 6th century B.C. The city was renamed Caunus directly following its colonization by the Hellenes, this was the case with other cities in Anatolia. After the King's Peace Treaty in 387 B.C., Caunus came under the rule of a local dynasty, the Hecatomnids, who presented themselves as
Herodot, "...Harpagos İonya'yı yönetimi altına aldıktan sonra Karyalılar, Kaunoslular ve Likyalılar üzerine yürüdü..." diye yazmıştır. Bu pasaj, İÖ 6. yüzyılın üçünü çeyreǧi icindeki Pers savaşlar sırasında Kaunos'un tarihi coǧrafyası ve siyasi önemi hakkında bizi bilgilendirmektedir: Kary ve Likya berçok şehirleri ve köyleri içine alan geniş bölgelerdir ve Kaunos ismi bu iki bölge arasında ayrı bir bölge adı olarak geçmektedir. Bu da, o zamanlar Kaunos'un kendine baǧı şehirleri ve köyleri de içine alan ve kendi adını taşıyan bir bölgenin merkezi olduǧu sonucunu ortaya koymaktadır. Kaunoslular, dendilerinin Girt'ten geldiklerini söyleseler
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Location. 36° 49.371′ N, 28° 37.398′ E. Marker is near Dalyan, Muǧlai Province, in Ortaca (district). Touch for map. Access by road to Caunus is available from Köyceǧiz via Hamilköy and Sultananiye. However, it is much easier to take a water taxi from the river front in downtown Dalyan. Marker is in this post office area: Dalyan, Muǧlai Province 48800, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theater (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Theater Fountain (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Domed Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Roman Bath (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Kaunos - Wikipedia. Kaunos was an important sea port, the history of which is supposed to date back till the 10th century BC. Because of the formation (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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