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Tell Bismaya

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Roaf, St J. Simpson
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Oct 11, 2023 04:56 PM History
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 91 F4 Tell Bismaya

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 91 F4 Tell Bismaya

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Tell Bismaya Killick 1983 notes that this place is located "9 km east of the confluence of the Tigris and the Diyala". The excavation report mentions Sassanian occupation horizons as well as Old Babylonian activity. The site is reportedly fortified.

Adams (1965 no. 562) notes a rectangular enclosure with traces of a mud brick enclosure wall that is of Sassanian date. Residual sherds on the site are identified as Old Babylonian and are "probably" from site no. 563. Site no. 563 is described as a deposit of "L-shaped debris" around the Sassanian site. These debris are arranged in three clusters and range in date from Warka to Old Babylonian.

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M. Roaf, St J. Simpson, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Tell Bismaya: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 24 February 2024]

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