Amik Valley

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Amuk, Amuq, Amouq
Amik Valley is located in Turkey
Amik Valley
Shown within Turkey
Location Antakya, Turkey
Coordinates 36°20′N 36°20′E / 36.33°N 36.33°E / 36.33; 36.33
Type Cluster of Tells
Periods PPNB, Neolithic
Site notes
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

The Amik, Amuk, or Amuq Valley (Arabic: الأعماقal-A’maq) is located in the southern part of Turkey, in the Hatay Province, close to the city of Antakya (Antioch). It is notable for a series of archaeological sites in the "plain of Antioch".[1] Along with Dabiq in north western Syria, it is believed to be one of the future sites of the battle of Armageddon according to Islamic eschatology.[2][3][4][5][6]

The primary sites of the series are Tell al-Judaidah, Çatalhöyük (Amuq), Tell Tayinat, Tell Kurdu, Alalakh, and Tell Dhahab.[7] Tell Judaidah was surveyed by Robert Braidwood and excavated by C. MacEwan of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the 1930s.[8][9]


  1. ^ Robert John Braidwood; Richard C. Haines; Linda S. Braidwood (1971). Excavations in the Plain of Antioch. University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Amik Ovası ve Armageddon Savaşı(Turkish)
  4. ^ IŞİD’in nihai hedefi(Turkish)
  6. ^ Büyük savaş melhamei kübra(Turkish)
  7. ^ Robert John Braidwood; Richard C. Haines; Linda S. Braidwood (August 1971). Excavations in the Plain of Antioch: The structural remains of the later phases, Chatal Hüyük, Tell Al-Judaidah, and Tell Taʻyinat, by R.C. Haines. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226621982. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Joseph Ward Swain (1950). The ancient world. Harper. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Krijna Nelly Ciggaar; David Michael Metcalf (2006). East and West in the Medieval Eastern Mediterrean: Antioch from the Byzantine reconquest until the end of the Crusader principality. Peeters Publishers. pp. 323–. ISBN 9789042917354. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 

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