Sites & cities that bear the name of Hadatu


Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Recorded names : Hadattu, Arslan Tash, Arslan Taş, Arslantaş, Aslantaş

Description : Arslan Tash (Turkish: Arslan Taş "Stone Lion"), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria, around 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Carchemish and the Euphrates and nearby the town of Kobanî. The city was the center of an Aramean Iron Age kingdom, which was conquered by Assyria in the 9th century BC. The site includes a Late Assyrian palace, an early shrine to Ishtar and a Hellenistic temple, surrounded by city walls and gates adorned with lions carved from stone.

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