The third volume about the Euro-Syrian excavations at Tell
Beydar constitutes the progress report of the 2000 to 2002 seasons
of excavations and the 2003 - 2004 (springtime) seasons of
architectural restoration. The central acropolis is currently
almost completely uncovered, revealing the Early Jezirah IIIb
administrative centre of the ancient city of Nabada.
Immediately S of the acropolis, three temples (B, C and D),
workshops and storerooms are located in a specific quarter.
Soundings have been initiated below the floors of the EJ IIIb
Palace and Temple A, reaching official architecture from the EJ
IIIa period. B Field has been extended, providing more private
houses. Private houses were discovered as well in Field Q. A new
area of excavations (P) is scheduled to survey the E part of the
city. W of Temple C, a new area of excavations (M/O) reaches
a quarter of the city seemingly devoted to handicraft and
The hellenistic building of Area A provides clues about
architecture, pottery and stratigraphy of a poorly documented
period in Upper Mesopotamia.
In 2003 a large programme of architectural restoration has been
launched, having as main priority the preservation of the EJ IIIb
official buildings of the central acropolis. The methods of
consolidation/restoration/reconstruction are detailed in the
volume. The hellenistic building of Area A has been restored as
Table des matières
SECTION I: Introduction / M. LEBEAU & A.
SECTION II: Tell Beydar I - IIIrd Millennium
/ Tell Beydar I - IIIe millénaire : V.
VAN DER STEDE, Le chantier B: résultats des campagnes
2000 – 2002 ; J. BRETSCHNEIDER, T. CUNNINGHAM & G.
JANS, Report on the 2000 Excavation in the South-Western Part
of the Early Dynastic Temple A on the Acropolis of Tell Beydar
; C. DEZZI BARDESCHI & M-E. STÉNUIT, La fouille du
Chantier L – Temple A à l'époque EJ IIIb et
bâtiment associé (campagnes 2001 –
2002) ; M. DEBRUYNE & Greta JANS, The South-Eastern
Area of the ‘Palatial Complex’ of Tell Beydar: The EJ
III / ED III Main Entrance, Monumental Stairway and Temple D ;
A. SULEIMAN (with the assistance of O. AL-MASHREF & Q.
AL-MUHAMMAD), Temples B and C, Storage Building and Artisanal
Quarter (Fields F3, M & O, Seasons 2000 – 2002) ; J.
BRETSCHNEIDER & T. CUNNINGHAM, An Elite Akkadian Grave on
the Acropolis at Tell Beydar ; M-E. STÉNUIT,
Chantier L: sondages EJ IIIa sur l'acropole centrale –
campagnes 2000-2001-2003 ; A. PRUSS, Tell Beydar
2002 – Field P ; M-E. STÉNUIT, La fouille du
Chantier Q – campagne 2002
SECTION III: Tell Beydar I - Hellenistic Period / Tell
Beydar I - Période hellénistique : R.
MARTÍN GALÁN & E. DEL CASTILLO OLIVARES-PANTOJA,
The Hellenistic Palace of Tell Beydar ; R. MARTÍN
GALÁN, The Hellenistic Pottery of Field A ; R.
MARTÍN GALÁN, Structural and Functional
SECTION IV: Tell Beydar I - Restoration / Tell Beydar I
- Restauration : M-E. STÉNUIT, Deux campagnes
de restauration architecturale à Tell Beydar/Nabada (automne