Emar Excavations (Syria)

The ancient city of Emar has had a long and illustruous history. A focal point in trade and exchange, it is already mentioned in the Ebla Archives around the middle of the third millenium BC. What has been preserved of this important site until today, was long thought to be only the Late Bronze Age city, a new foundation in Hittite times, with the older city lost in the floodplain of the Euphrates and now under Lake Assad. The excavations of the University of Tübingen since 1996 have now revealed the remnants of the Middle Bronze Age city in the Upper Town and Early Bronze Age structures underneath the Temple of Ba'al.

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