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Tell Leilan

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Dec 08, 2017 11:36 AM History
Tell Leilan is situated near the Wadi Jarrah, in the Khabur River basin in Al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria. The ancient names of the site are Shekhna and Shubat-Enlil.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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The archaeological site of Tell Leilan is occupied from the fifth millennium B.C. After 1800 B.C. the site became the Assyrian capital in Northern Mesopotamia and abandonment would follow ca. 1700 B.C.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Tell Leilan: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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