Sites & cities that bear the name of Tell Arbid

Tell Arbid

Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : 2,750 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2nd century B.C.E
Recorded names : تل عربيد, Tall ʿArbīd

Description : Tell Arbid is an ancient Near East archaeological site in the Khabur River Basin region of Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. It is located 45 km south of Tell Mozan, the site of ancient Urkesh. The history and identity of Tell Arbid have been emerging as the result of recent excavations. It is now clear that the most prosperous period for the ancient Arbid was the IIIrd millennium B.C. The site was heavily occupied during the Early Dynastic period that started c. 2900 BC, primarily during Ninevite 5 (2900-2600 BC). In northern Mesopotamia this is equivalent to the Early Jezirah I–II period. The ruins of an extensive city dated to the Ninevite 5 period cover almost the entire site. Other contemporary sites in this area of Khabur River basin are Hamoukar and Chagar Bazar. Later, the occupation continued during the Early Dynastic III period (Early Jezirah III, 2600-2350 BC). The site was occupied only sporadically in the Akkadian, Mitanni, Neo-Babylonian and the Hellenistic period.

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