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Al-Sabaa wa Arbain

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Sep 03, 2019 09:31 PM History
Al-Sabaa wa Arbain (Saba‘ wa Arba’īn) is a small modern town in northeastern Syria (al-Hasakah Governorate). The settlement sits atop a small mound of ruins (ancient name not known).

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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settlement, settlement-modern

A stele of the Neo-Assyrian Adad-nerari III that was used as a boundary stone was discovered there in 1905. The Akkadian inscription records that the king erected the monument in a town called Zabanni. The stele was later re-used and re-inscribed by Nergal-ēriš, one of Adad-nerari III's officials.

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Jamie Novotny, and Tom Elliott, 'Al-Sabaa wa Arbain: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 15 August 2020]

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