Sites & cities that bear the name of Geoy Tepe

Geoy Tepe

Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 3,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century B.C.E

Description : Geoy Tepe is an archaeological site in north-western Iran, about 7 kilometres south of Urmia (Reżāʾīya). It was found by an aerial survey of ancient sites in Persia done by Erich Schmidt in the 1930s. The site's mound is 80 feet in height and situated by a natural spring. T. Burton Brown of Great Britain excavated the site from August 1948. It was found to have been continuously occupied from the 4th millennium BCE until 1200 BCE. Remains of the earliest stage of the Kura-Araxes culture have been found here.

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