Sites & cities that bear the name of Nabada


Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 29th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Recorded names : Tell Beydar, Tall Baidar, تل بيدر

Description : Tell Beydar is a village and ancient site in the modern Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. It was the Ancient Near Eastern city of Nabada. It is connected by road to Al-Darbasiyah on the Turkish border in the north. Nabada was first settled during the Early Dynastic Period circa 2600 BC. By around 2500 BC a medium sized independent city-state had developed. At that point, it became a provincial capital under the kingdom centered at Nagar, now Tell Brak. After the Jezirah region was conquered by the Akkadians, Nabada became an outpost of that empire. The city was than abandoned until re-occupied for a time circa 1400 BC by the Hurrians and again in the Neo-Assyrian and Hellenistic periods.

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