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Al-Sabaa wa Arbain

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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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).

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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: 08 December 2023]

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