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Creators: Jamie Novotny, Rune Rattenborg Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 18, 2023 01:20 PM History
Modern Giricano, site of the ancient Dunnu-ša-Uzībiis, is located in the Upper Tigris region of south-eastern Turkey, in the province of Diyarbakir, about 11 km southeast of modern Bismil, ca. 5 km northwest of Ziyaret Tepe, on the north bank of the Tigris River.

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settlement, archaeological site


The mound was excavated between 1999 and 2003; occupation levels from the Chalcolithic period until Middle Assyrian times were uncovered. Fifteen cuneiform tablets (written in the Akkadian language) dating to the reign of the Assyrian king Aššur-bēl-kala of Assyria (1073–1056 BCE) were discovered at Giricano, thus, establishing the city’s ancient name as Dunnu-ša-Uzībi.

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Jamie Novotny, Rune Rattenborg, Jeffrey Becker, and Carolin Johansson, 'Giricano: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 07 June 2023]

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