geographical annotations to

Taylor, J.G. 'Travels in Kurdistan, with Notices of the Sources of the Eastern and Western Tigris, and Ancient Ruins in their Neighbourhood' (1865)

19th century sources

website of Jelle Verheij, historian


Kalla Sheikh Baj, Kalla Anushirvan : not identified

Zok = Yanarsu, subdistrict centre in the district of Kurtalan, Siirt province

Sassoon = today Sasun, district in Batman province. In Taylor's time Sasun was a name for a larger region including parts of the contemporary districts of Kozluk (Batman), Kulp (Diyarbakır), Muş central district (Muş) and Motki (Bitlis)