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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Claudia Horst
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Jamie Novotny
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Last modified Jan 31, 2018 10:07 AM History
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A city founded by the Assyrian palace herald Bēl-Harrān-bēlu-uṣur in the mid-8th century B.C. The discovery of a stele there identifies ancient Dūr-Bēl-Harrān-bēlu-uṣur with modern Tell ʿAbṭa (Tell Abtah).

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An inscribed stele of the Assyrian official Bēl-Harrān-bēlu-uṣur was discovered at Tell ʿAbṭa (Tell Abtah). The Akkadian inscription written on it records that the palace herald of the king of Assyria (Shalmaneser IV and later Tiglath-pileser III) founded a new city named after himself: Dūr-Bēl-Harrān-bēlu-uṣur, which means "Fort Bēl-Harrān-bēlu-uṣur." The creation of the city took place during Shalmaneser IV's reign.

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Claudia Horst, Jeffrey Becker, and Jamie Novotny, 'Dur-Bel-Harran-belu-uṣur: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 29 September 2023]

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