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An ancient region of southeast Asia Minor along the Mediterranean Sea south of the Taurus Mountains. The area was conquered by Alexander the Great and later became part of the Roman Empire. It was the site of an independent Armenian state from 1080 to 1375.

Ci·li′cian adj. & n.


(Placename) of or relating to Cilicia or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Cilicia
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However, already 800 years ago the capital of the Cilician Armenian kingdom used to have a secular higher education institute, the University of Sis.
McMeekin provides revealing details on an ill-fated Armenian-British collaboration, which Rogan ignored: This is the strategic role of Cilician Ottoman Armenians in the never-implemented Alexandretta landings of the British forces from Egypt who chose instead to attack Gallipoli.
Perennial rivers located in the Cilician Basin constitute a large proportion of all available fresh water inputs into the entire oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean with a total fresh water flux of 27 k[m.
1992), in their study conducted in in the Northern Cilician basin of eastern Mediterranean Sea (Turkish Coast), reported 39 copepoda species, 11 holoplankton species and 8 meroplankton species; Uysal et al.
The Byzantine reconquest brought Greek rule back to Syria, but it also brought Armenians who settled in northern Syria and along the Cilician coast.
In 1909, for example, more than 20,000 Armenians were slain at Adana on the fertile Cilician plain--a massacre sometimes referred to as "the Cilician Vespers.
Antikythera, which now has a population of only 44, was on one of antiquity's busiest trade routes, and a base for Cilician pirates, some of whom once captured and held the young Julius Caesar for ransom.
Anemurium is one of the oldest settlements in the hilly Cilician region, sitting on the Mediterranean coast at the southernmost tip of Anatolia.
My paternal grandfather, a native of Hadjin, in Cilician Armenia, survived the genocide and found safe haven in Lebanon.
Think for a moment, however, about that Cilician plain locked between the mountains and the sea.