Sites & cities that bear the name of Sam'al


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 13th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 609 B.C.E
Recorded names : Zincirli Höyük

Description : Sam'al (Zincirli Höyük) was founded at least as far back as the Early Bronze Age. It was largely abandoned during the Hittite and Mittani periods then flourished again in the Iron Age, initially under Luwian speaking Neo-Hittites, and by the 920 BC BC had become a kingdom. In the 9th and 8th century BC it came under control of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and by the 7th century BC it had become a directly ruled Assyrian province. It is located in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province.

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