Inhabited since Uruk Period (ca 4000-3100 BC). Midduwa; Akkadian: Meliddu; Urartian: Melitea; Lat. Melitene. Aslantepe.


  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Arsalntepe, Royal Tomb


Arsalntepe, Temple B

Aslantepe. Temple B

Arsalntepe, Temple A

Aslantepe. Temple A

Dulluk Tepe

Dulluk Tepe - Fort; 30 BC - AD 640; Pleiades #628966


Surroundings (Panoramio)



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  4. Corrado Alvaro: "Malatya-Melid: a new look on the 20th century's archaeological research. Some remarks on the topographical and architectural evidence," in Proceedings of the 6thInternational Congresson the Archaeologyof the Ancient Near EastMay, 5th-10th2009, “Sapienza” - Università di Roma Volume 3, 2010, pp. 273-278