Sites & cities that bear the name of Tell al-Rimah

Tell al-Rimah

Today in : Iraq
First trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Karana?, Qattara?, Zamahe

Description : Tell al-Rimah is a tell, or archaeological settlement mound, in Nineveh Province (Iraq). Its ancient name may have been either Karana or Qattara. It is located in Nineveh Province (Iraq), roughly 50 miles (80 km) west of Mosul and ancient Nineveh in the Sinjar region. While it appears that the site was occupied in the third millennium BCE, it reached its greatest size and prominence during the second millennium BCE and in the Neo-Assyrian period. The second millennium activity was primarily during the Old Babylonian and Mitanni periods. At various times, Tell al-Rimah has been linked with either Qatara or Karana, both cites known to be in that area during the second millennium.

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