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Tell Sabi Abyad

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny, Rune Rattenborg
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Mar 31, 2023 05:16 AM History
Tell Sabi Abyad is located in the Balih River Valley, in northern Syria. The ancient name of the site is not yet known.



The site, which has been excavated since 1986 (under the direction of Peter Akkermans), comprises four settlement mounds (I–IV). In addition to the earliest pottery from Syria (ca. 6900-6800 BCE) being discovered there, over 400 cuneiform tablets (written in the Akkadian language) from the late 13th and 12th centuries BCE (Middle Assyrian Period) were unearthed at Tell Sabi Abyad I, the largest of the four mounds. 

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Jamie Novotny, Rune Rattenborg, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Tell Sabi Abyad: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 06 June 2023]

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