Sites & cities that bear the name of Haradum


Today in : Iraq
First trace of activity : ca. 18th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 16th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Haradu, Khirbit ed-Diniye

Description : Haradum (modern Khirbit ed-Diniye, Iraq) was an ancient Near East city on the middle Euphrates about 90 kilometers southeast of Mari. While the site of Haradum was occupied earlier, being mentioned in texts from Mari, it did not grow into a proper town until the 18th century BC under the control of the First Dynasty of Babylon. The earliest dated record is from the 26th year of King Samsu-iluna of Babylon. Tablets from the reign of Abi-eshuh, Ammi-ditana, Ammi-saduqa, and Samsu-Ditana have also been found at Haradum. The town of Haradum was destroyed during the reign of Samsu-Ditana. Haradum is noted for being one of the earliest examples of a planned city, with a square layout and straight streets.

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