Tell Beydar, The 1995 to 1999 Seasons of Excavations. A Preliminary Report
Tell Beydar, Rapport préliminaire sur les campagnes de fouilles de 1995 à 1997.
, A. Suleiman (eds.)
2 vol., 620 p., 44 colour ill., 210 x 297 mm, 2003
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This volume is the progress report of
three further seasons of excavations at Tell Beydar (Syria, 1995-1997).
The excavations at the central acropolis of the the IIIrd Millennium
tell revealed most important Early Jezirah III and IV official
buildings, including an official block (EJ III) and a series of temples
(EJ III-IV). Deep soundings (fields G and I) brought much informations
about the early levels of the Kranzhügel. The E field granary is fully
published and adds considerable knowledge about the debated question of
storage facilities in Upper Mesopotamia. The discovery of several
levels of inner fortification walls proved the strategical importance
of this town in the third Millennium. A considerable amount of
stratified evidence is presented and helped in setting up the
periodization of this urban centre, the ancient name of which was
probably Nabada. Evidence from the hellenistic levels from the Upper
Town enlightens the stratigraphy of this poorly known period in Upper
Mesopotamia. Subartu IX includes a preliminary report of excavations at
Beydar III, a Late Chalcolithic settlement.
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