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Kartapaḫa / Kardabaḫa / Kartawaaḫa

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Inventory No 2970
   
Geographical Type City Land
Determinative URU KUR.URU
   
   
Literature Cornelius, F., 1958: "Geographie der Hethiterreiches", OrNS 27, 225-251, 373-398.

Forlanini, M., 1977: "L'Anatolia nord-occidentale nell'impero eteo" SMEA 18, 197-225.

Forlanini M. - M. Marazzi 1986: Atlante Storico del Vicino Oriente Antico 4.3, Roma.

Forlanini, M., 2008: “The Central Provinces of Hatti: An Updating”, K. Strobel (ed.), New Perspectives on the Historical Geography and Topography of Anatolia in the II and I Millennium B.C.(Eothen 16), Firenze, 145-188.

Haas, V., 1994: Geschichte der hethitischen Religion, Leiden – New York – Köln.

del Monte, G. - J. Tischler 1978: Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der hethitischen Texte (RGTC 6), Wiesbaden.

Otten, H. 1980: "Kartapaḫa", RlA 5, 454-455.

Polit, A., 1999: "Die Stadt Katapa im Lichte hethitische Keilschrifttexte", Hethitica 14, 81-96.

Popko, M.,1988: "Die Götter von Zippalanda", Šulmu 3, Prag, 273-285.

Popko, M.,1994: Zippalanda. Ein Kultzentrum im hethitischen Kleinasien (THeth 21), Heidelberg.

Xačatrjan, V. N., 1976: "Nekotorye voprosy toponimiki central'nyx raionov strany Xatti", Drevnij Vostok 2, Erevan, 67-74.

   
   
Administration Capital of a ḫalzu-district including the following villages or towns: Zilpitta, Algamaḫa, Laḫtaraḫūra, Tammiya, Dulma, Šakkura, Marištaḫa, Tilipziya, Tašta, Dūḫašiya, Šanukkita, Dupizzalma (HT 2: II 20-III 2//KBo 2. 31: obv. 1'-6')
Land ([KU]R ?): IBoT 3. 38: 4'
   
Cult Pantheon
DWaḫiši of Kartapaḫa.:
CTH 470 KBo 46. 156: left col. 11; CTH 669.15: IBoT 2. 77+KBo 49.57: V 8-9; IM 63682: V 1'-2' [];.CTH 744. 11: KUB 28. 104: IV 15-16. Worshipped also in Katapa, Šalma
Personnel
LÚGUDU12 of Kartapaḫa: CTH 662. 2+4: KUB 11. 33: III 11, 20 (together with LÚGUDU12
DMUNUS. LUGAL of Katapa); CTH 635 HT 96: rev. 8'
LÚMEŠ ḫapieš LÚMEŠ UR.BAR.RA URUKartap/waḫum(e)neš (CTH 635 13: KBo 2. 12: II 23-25, 31-32, 35-37, V 5-6, 21-22, 30-31, 39-40; KBo 17. 14: 2'; KBo 20. 30: II 4-5. Together with the same personnel from Katapa and Šalampa/Šalma.
MUNUSMEŠ zintuḫiyaš of K.: CTH 235 KBo 10.10: III+IV 24
MUNUSMEŠ SÌR of K. and her district: HT 2: II 20 - III 2
Festival
The KUŠkurša of Zippalanda goes to Kartapaḫa for the journey of the aškuwamma-Festival (KUB 11. 33: III 1-3)
In general cf. Popko (1994) passim.
   
History
   
   
Ancient Textual Documentation CTH 235: KBo 10. 10: IV 17, 24; HT 2: II 20=KBo 2. 31 Rev. 6' (CTH 252 B!)
CTH 470.1221: KBo 46. 156: left col. 11
CTH 635. 13: KBo 2. 12: II 25, 32, 37, V 6, 22, 31, 40, VI 5; KBo 17. 14: 2'; KBo 20. 30: II 5; KBo 20. 3: obv. 3'; KUB 57. 71: 6'; HT 96: rev. 8'
CTH 635 (?): BO 806 = KUB 57.71: 6'
CTH 662 2+4: KUB 11. 33: III 3, 11, 20; IBoT 3. 38: 2', 4'
CTH 669. 15: IM 63682: I 1'-2'; IBoT 2. 77+ KBo 49. 57: V 8-9.
CTH 670.3002: Bo 10291 (Otten [1980] 455)
CTH 744: KUB 28. 97: III 2'
CTH 744.11: KUB 28. 104: IV 15'
   
   
Net of Routes
   
Localization
(sure or highly probable)
In the area of Yozgat. Among the towns involved in the cults of Zippalanda, together with Katapa, Šalma/Šalampa and Ulušna (CTH 635). In a list of towns: Zippalanda, Kātapa, Š[alma], Kartapaḫa, Ḫal[iputta] (KUB 57. 71: 3'-6', CTH 635?). CTH 662 2+4: festival in K. for the KUŠkurša of Zippalanda, offerings brought to K. from Ḫipuriya,..., Ḫaliputta, Taništaḫa, Mita, Taḫaya (towns of the provinces Arinna and Paršananḫila). Talipziya of Kartapaḫa and Ḫaliputta of Paršananḫila are two subsequent stages of the itinerary KUB 40. 106: rev. III.
Among the districts and towns, origin of women singers probably summoned to cult performances of Zippalanda (cf. Cornelius [1952] 380) together with Kātapa, Šalma, Paršananḫila, Taḫurpa, Ulušna, Ankuwa, Pašdu, Kukuwawa, Tiššuwa, Dunna (HT 2//KBo 2. 31).
   
Other Localization Proposals Cornelius (1958) 380, n.4: in the direction of Sivas; Xačatrjan (1976) 70-73: in the bassin of the middle Kızılırmak; Forlanini (1977) 209-210, 225: north of Kırşehir; del Monte & Tuschler (1978) 183-185; Forlanini (1986), XVI,2; Popko (1994) 12-13, 29-31: in the area of Zippalanda (=Alaca Höyük); Polit (1999) 87-88: in the area of Zippalanda (=Alaca Höyük); Forlanini (2008) 157-158, 170, map: south of the Kerkenes Dağ.
   
   
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