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a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Mar 29, 2023 12:41 PM History
An important Bronze Age trading center in northern Syria. The site is known today as Tell Meskene.

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settlement, archaeological site


Emar is located on the banks of the Euphrates river. The site is attested in cuneiform records from nearby sites dating from the Early and Middle Bronze Ages; Emar itself yielded cuneiform texts dating to the Late Bronze Age. The site was abandoned at the end of the Bronze Age, ca. 1180 BCE. Parts of the site were used for burials in the Byzantine and Islamic periods, as part of the settlement at Barbalissus.

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Gabriel Mckee, Müge Durusu, Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Tom Elliott, and Rune Rattenborg, 'Emar: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 28 May 2024]

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