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posted 01-04-2000 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for janevny   Click Here to Email janevny     Edit/Delete Message
I'm looking for information on a Burgette (sp??) Castle located on the Euphrates river in Asia Minor. It may have been torn down some time since the late 1930's


posted 01-10-2000 04:19 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Despite an extensive search of web I have been unable to locate any data. Someone else may help, please keep checking. Feel free to post other questions, but please do so only once per enquiry, or if you are unhappy with a post you may edit it.

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posted 01-11-2000 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for canadab   Click Here to Email canadab     Edit/Delete Message
Could you be referring to the town of Bodrum overlooked by the castle of St. Peter? I found this:


"Turkey borders the Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea, Greece and Bulgaria. Two east–west mountain ranges, the Black Sea Mountains in the north and the Taurus in the south, enclose the central Anatolian plateau. It is here that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers rise.

Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a bustling, cosmopolitan capital, and its history as the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires has left a rich legacy of mosques, churches, museums and magnificent palaces, coupled with bustling bazaars and a vibrant street life.

The attractions of the southwest Aegean include the popular seaside town of Bodrum, dominated by the magnificent 15th-century Castle of St Peter

The Mediterranean (or Turquoise) Coast is a popular holiday area. It is also a region steeped in history and legend, dotted with important sites and great Crusader castles. "

Another source of reading about this area is:

I hope this helps.

Brian Canada
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posted 01-11-2000 02:55 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Thanks Brian.

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Philip Davis
posted 01-11-2000 04:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message
The Crusaders built castles along the Euphrates in the county of Edessa, now in modern Turkey. I have records of a castle at Samosata and another at Bira (Now called Birecik). A search for Birecik gives some hints that the castle there still exists in ruins but no clear information. This castle fits two of your requirements, it overlooks the Euphrates and it is in asia minor. It also begins with B but I don't know if it's the castle your looking for. It is, however, 500 miles closer to the Euphratyes than Bodrum.

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posted 02-29-2000 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
I have checked my "Euro Cart" map for a name approximating Burgette along the Euphrates R. without luck. This particular map, 1:800000, is very detailed and has numerous castles shown along the Euphrates. There are also three large dams, which open the possibility that the castle was flooded.

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