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(Placename) a city in E central Turkey: nearby is the ruined Roman and medieval city of Melitene (Old Malatya). Pop: 448 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌmɑ lɑˈtyɑ)

a city in central Turkey. 319,700. Ancient, Melitene.
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It may be no coincidence that Armenian scriptoria began to be attested in cities such as Theodosiopolis (modern Erzurum) and Melitene (Malatya) at this time and that connections between commerce, cities and artistic patronage developed thereafter, persisting after the eclipse of almost all the Armenian polities and lordships at the end of the 14th century.
He was believed to have died a martyr for Christ in the year 303 in Melitene, now Malatya in Turkey
1286), was on his way to achieving a status within West Syrian Christianity that exceeds in many respects al-Ghazali's posthumous reputation in Sunni Islam.(9) Born in Melitene in the frontier region of northern Mesopotamia, Bar Hebraeus spent his life traversing the shifting political boundaries of the thirteenth-century Middle East, living at various times under the Saljups of Ram, Crusaders, Ayyubids, and finally the Mongols.
Bohemond and his cousin, Richard de Principatu, were on their way to relieve the Christian city of Melitene, now called Malathia, when they fell into the hands of the Turcoman emir, Danismand.
A concentration of these legions at Cappadocian Melitene 64-66 is unlikely for logistical reasons.
Lying in a fertile plain watered by the Tohma River (a tributary of the Euphrates) and surrounded by high ranges of the eastern Taurus Mountains, the modern Malatya town was founded in 1838 near the sites of two earlier settlements: the ancient Hittite city of Milid, on the site of the present-day Arslantepe, 4 miles (6 km) north, and its successor, the Roman and medieval city of Melitene, now called Eski (Old) Malatya (6 miles [10 km] northeast).
13, on the so-called Pilgrim's Road from Constantinople to Jerusalem, with a communication center and nodal point at Ankara, from which sections of the road also led to Melitene and Satala.
Diez anos mas tarde recibio el nombramiento de arzobispo de Melitene. En 1935, Pio XI le creo cardenal-sacerdote del titulo de San Bernardo de las Termas.