Sites & cities that bear the name of Tell Tweini

Tell Tweini

Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Gibala?

Description : Tell Tweini, sometimes known as Gibala, is a 12 hectare archaeological site located 1 kilometre east of the modern city of Jableh, Syria. It is situated within the coastal plain of Jableh, a short distance of two other main archaeological sites: Tell Sukas (5 km) and Tell Siyannu (6 km). As a tell, the site is the result of centuries of habitation on the same place, which resulted in a rising mound, as every new generation built their houses on top of the remains of older structures. The tell is sited about 1.7 kilometers from the coast but it appears that in the Bronze Age a sea incursion provided a harbor access to the sea.

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