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Caesarea Mazaca

Caesarea Mazaca (sĕsərēˈə măˈzəkə) [key], ancient city of Asia Minor, also called Caesarea of Cappadocia. As Mazaca it was the residence of the Cappadocian kings. The city was renamed (c.10 B.C.) Caesarea by Archelaus, king of Cappadocia. It continued down the ages as a trade center and is the modern Kayseri, Turkey.

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