Sites & cities that bear the name of Sennabris


Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : 450 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 11th century C.E
Recorded names : Khirbet Kerak, خربة الكرك‎, Khirbet al-Karak, בית ירח, Beth Yerah, Philoteria, Kerakh, Sinnabri, Al-Sinnabra, Sinn en-Nabra

Description : Khirbet Kerak (Arabic: خربة الكرك‎ Khirbet al-Karak, "the ruin of the fortress") or Beth Yerah (Hebrew: בית ירח‎, "House of the Moon (god)") is a tell (archaeological mound) located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee in modern-day Israel. The tell spans an area of over 50 acres—one of the largest in the Levant—and contains remains dating from the Early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BC - 2000 BC) and from the Persian period (c. 450 BC) through to the early Islamic period (c. 1000 AD)."Khirbet Kerak ware" is a type of Early Bronze Age Syro-Palestinian pottery first discovered at this site. It is also found in other parts of the Levant (including Jericho, Beth Shan, Tell Judeideh, and Ugarit). Khirbet Kerak culture appears to have been a Levantine version of the Early Transcaucasian Culture.

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