Cilicia Pedias included the rugged spurs of Taurus and a large plain, which consists, in great part, of a rich stoneless loam. Its eastern half is studded with isolated rocky crags, which are crowned with the ruins of ancient strongholds, and broken by the low hills that border the plain of Issus.

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Amanus by the Amanian Gate, Baghche Pass, to North Syria and the Euphrates.

By the last pass, which was apparently unknown to Alexander, Darius crossed the mountains prior to the battle of Issus.

As a result of six months long comprehensive research works, members of the club were able to discover the secrets of Cilician Armenia's shipbuilders.

Construction of the sailing ship took 11 years and testing took another 2.

The captain of 'Cilicia' is Karen Balayan, and the idea to go sailing on an Armenian sailing ship after so many centuries was born 25 years ago.

After researching traditions of the earlier Armenian marine navigation those who dreamt of sailing built the sailing ship and took it to an open sea under the flags of the Armenian Republic and Cilician Armenia.Since that date it has formed the vilayet of Adana (q.v.). - Beside the general authorities for ASIA MINOR, see: - W. The legendary 'Cilicia' sailing ship was built similar to those ships that were popular in Cilician Armenia in the 13th century.Cilicia Trachea became the haunt of pirates, who were subdued by Pompey. Levond (Leo) II., "the Great" (1185-1219), extended the kingdom beyond Mount Taurus and established the capital at Sis. Ainsworth, Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition (1888), and Travels in Asia Minor (1842); R. He assisted the crusaders, was crowned king by the archbishop of Mainz, and married one of the Lusignans of Cyprus. (1224-1269) made an alliance with the Mongols, who, before their adoption of Islam, protected his kingdom from the Mamelukes of Egypt. died (1342), John of Lusignan was crowned king as Gosdantin IV.; but he and his successors alienated the Armenians by attempting to make them conform to the Roman Church, and by giving all posts of honour to Latins, and at last the kingdom, a prey to internal dissensions, succumbed (1375) to the attacks of the Egyptians. Such appears to have been the case when Alexander's army crossed Cilicia.