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Summary

Modern Tell Ahmar. Hittite Masuwari

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Hamiyata Stele, Masuwari - Til Barsip

Tell Ahmar VI, the Ahmar/Qubbah Neo Hittite stele of Storm God - currently in Aleppo?

Caeciliana

OmnesViae import TPPlace2583. Qal'at Najm- Kal`at Najm

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The site was ocuppied from Neolithic period. In Iron Age it was a strategic city as an Euphrates crossing point.  It is located ca 25 km South of Karkamish  and  ca 100 km North of AIleppo. It is known from Luwian hieroglyphic inscription as Masuwari1.

See:

  1. K. Lawson Younger Jr., A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities, SBL Press 2016, pp.135-143
  2. Stephanie Dalley,   Neo-Assyryrian tablets from Til Barsib,  1997 Abr-Nahrain 1996–1997, vol. 34, pp. 66-99.
  3. MEL Mallowan, "The Syrian City of Til-Barsib", 1937, Antiquity, vol. 11, pp. 328–39
  4. Pierre Bordreuil,  Francoise Briquel-Chatonnet, 1996-1997. « Aramaic Documents from Til Barsip », Abr-Nahrain 34, pp. 100-107.

References

  1. K. Lawson Younger Jr., A Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities, SBL Press 2016, pp.135-143