Telul eth-Thalathat

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Telul eth-Thalathat
Telul eth-Thalathat is located in Iraq
Telul eth-Thalathat
Location Nineveh Province, Iraq
Region Mesopotamia
Coordinates 36°34′N 42°32′E / 36.567°N 42.533°E / 36.567; 42.533Coordinates: 36°34′N 42°32′E / 36.567°N 42.533°E / 36.567; 42.533
Type tell
Site notes
Excavation dates 1956–1965, 1976
Archaeologists N. Egami, S. Fukai

Telul eth-Thalathat is an archaeological site located 40 miles (64 km) west of Mosul and just east of Tal Afar in Nineveh Province (Iraq).

History of archaeological research[edit]

Telul eth-Thalathat was excavated for four seasons between 1956 and 1965 and again in 1976 by a team from the University of Tokyo Iraq-Iran Archaeological Expedition. The early seasons were led by N. Egami and the final season by S. Fukai.[1][2][3][4]

Telul eth-Thalathat and its environment[edit]

Telul eth-Thalathat is located 40 miles (64 km) west of Mosul and just east of Tal Afar in Nineveh Province (Iraq). The site consists of three separate tells or settlement mounds.

Occupation history[edit]

Telul eth-Thalathat was occupied in the Ubaid and Uruk periods, as well as during Middle Assyrian times. Excavations have revealed over 20 kilns and a number of burials, as well as some figurines and spindle whorls.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ N. Egami, Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. I, The Excavations of Tell II, 1956-1957, The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1958
  2. ^ S. Fukai, K. Horiuchi and T. Matsutani,Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. II, The Excavations of Tell II, The Third Season (1964), The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1970
  3. ^ S. Fukai, K. Horiuchi and T. Matsutani, Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. III, The Excavations of Tell V, The Fourth Season (1965), The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1974
  4. ^ S. Fukai, T. Matsutani, Telul Eth-Thalathat, Vol. IV The Excavation of Tell II, the Fifth Season (1976), Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1981
  5. ^ [1] Robert A. Carter and Graham Philip, Beyond the Ubaid: Transformation and integration in the late prehistoric societies of the Middle East, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 63, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2010, ISBN 978-1-885923-66-0

Further reading[edit]

  • Fukai, S. and T. Matsutani, Excavations at Telul eth-Thalathat, 1976, Sumer, vol. 33, no. 1: pp. 48–64, 1977

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