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Bronze age towns

Bronze age towns

What were the cities of the Bronze Age ? This site aims to find the names of cities excavated by archaeologists, relying mainly on ancient texts. Conversely, it aims to geographically position the cities and countries of the oldest writings.
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Since : 07/09/2015
Villes de l'âge du bronze

Villes de l'âge du bronze

Sites archéologiques et noms antiques
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Since : 22/11/2012

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Tadmor, Palmyra in the Syrian Desert, was inhabited during the Bronze Age

Tadmor, Palmyra in the Syrian Desert, was inhabited during the Bronze Age

Palmyra is the roman name of the city of Syria called Tadmor in Arabic. The good conservation of these famous Greco-Roman ruins have made it a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Pictures of Palmyra It is an ancient town which already had its Semitic name during the Bronze Age. A Kultepe tablet, the Kanès of the Assyrian merchants, around 2000 BC, evok
Abattum : Thadayain or Tall Tadajain

Abattum : Thadayain or Tall Tadajain

Mari's texts, which evoke this fortified city of Abattum, make it possible to define its location quite precisely, because it is mentioned as being on a path through the Euphrates, upstream of Tuttul, not far from Emar and in the direction of Qatna. Notably, Yahdun-Lim, king of Mari, allied with Yamhad, fought the allied cities of Abattum, Samanum
Irrit, Irridu: Tall Hajeb ?

Irrit, Irridu: Tall Hajeb ?

In the archives of Ebla, there are many mentions of Iritum. In those of Hattusa, the translators spelled indifferently this city Irrit or Irridu. In Mari's, it appears in the form «Erret» and it shares the same king (Zalmaqum) as Nihriya and Harran. In the annals of Suppiluliuma, a military operation led by Piyassili, son of the great king, from
Aniba, the city of Miam of the country of Wawat?

Aniba, the city of Miam of the country of Wawat?

Near Amada, Aniba is an archaeological site of Lower Nubia, now engulfed under the waters of Lake Nasser. Formerly there appeared ruins of an ancient town and the remains of a fortress. The archaeological excavations of Reisner and Firth from 1907 to 1911 counted 151 necropolises, 8000 graves, and collected important data on the history of Nubia. C
 Thinis, une ancienne ville d'Egypte non loin d'Abydos ?

Thinis, une ancienne ville d'Egypte non loin d'Abydos ?

Thinis apparaît dans une liste de souverains d'Ashurbanipal, au 7e siècle avant J.-C : Psamut y est appelé roi de Taini ou Tayyani. Plusieurs textes évoquent un culte d'Onouris dans This. Sous Ptolémée II, Manéthon de Sébennytos, prêtre égyptien, a établi les listes des pharaons des différentes dynasties égyptiennes. Celles-ci nous son
Thinis, an ancient city of Egypt not far from Abydos?

Thinis, an ancient city of Egypt not far from Abydos?

Thinis appears in a list of rulers of Ashurbanipal, during the 7th century BC: Psamut is called king of Taini or Tayyani. Several texts evoke an Onouris cult in This. Under Ptolemy II, Manethon of Sebennytos, an Egyptian priest, drew up the lists of Pharaohs of the Egyptian dynasties. These have come to us through transcripts of different other aut
Saza of Ebla and the Sishum

Saza of Ebla and the Sishum

In Ebla's archives Saza is the place name the most frequent. In a tablet is evoked an important reception of money in order to build the Temple of Kura - that the archaeologist identified in the ruins as being the Red Temple - while in another writing this sanctuary of Kura is located in Saza. Also Paolo Matthiae in " Ebla and its Landscape " consi
Azu: the Tell Hadidi on the Euphrates

Azu: the Tell Hadidi on the Euphrates

In Syria, along the Euphrates, the Tell Hadidi was excavated from 1974 to 1978 due to the construction of the Assad Lake Dam. Archaeological layers covering a millennium of occupation from the beginning of the Bronze Age have been found, as well as some tablets. The name of Asu or Azu appears on a single text, dated to the 15th century BC. It shoul
Neirab, near Aleppo, has this same name since the bronze age

Neirab, near Aleppo, has this same name since the bronze age

Many archaeological sites which have delivered tablets - now translate - have not been identified. Neirab is not in this case. Located 7 km from Aleppo, 8.5 km from Ansari, Neirab was excavated from 1920. Only 25 Aramaic tablets were found there. They confirmed that the place already had this same name during the Iron Age. Nirib has been read twice
Faras était la ville d'Ibschek ?

Faras était la ville d'Ibschek ?

C'est une équipe polonaise qui sauvegarda les vestiges de la ville de Faras avant la mise en eau du lac Nasser dans les années 1960, dans l'actuel Soudan. C'était une ville importante au début de la Chrétienté : les archéologues identifièrent les restes de 6 églises. C'était alors la capitale du royaume de Nobatia. Mais le maximum de popu