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Bob Gastineau

Bob Gastineau

Ma passion : les textes anciens, l'histoire antique et la géographie. Les rivières, les montagnes, mais aussi les villes ont été, depuis longtemps, des points de repères qui, très vite, sont devenus des noms propres qui ont pris leur indépendance vis à vis des langues.

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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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Articles : 339
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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Articles : 345
Since : 22/11/2012

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Carthage, a name wich means "New City" in Phoenician

Carthage, a name wich means "New City" in Phoenician

Today in Tunisia, it is commonly accepted that the city of Carthage was created during the 9th century BC. It is in line with archeology: the oldest monument exhumed dates from the 8th century BC. According to the principal legends and writings of Assyria, in the beginning of the history of the Phoenicians, Cyprus, and some other ports of the Medit
Chypre et le pays appelé Ya Adnana par les néo-assyriens

Chypre et le pays appelé Ya Adnana par les néo-assyriens

En 1844, une stèle en basalte a été trouvée par l'archéologue allemand Ludwig Ross dans des ruines à l'ouest de l'ancien port de Kition, situé entre la ville moderne de Larnaka et son port actuel. Plus précisément, le site est appelé Bamboula. Sur la stèle, les archéologues ont reconnu une représentation du roi néo-assyrien Sargon II.
Was the city of Qabra at Tepe Gawra?

Was the city of Qabra at Tepe Gawra?

Qabra is abundantly mentioned in the archives of Mari and also in those of Eshnunna. The city was subdued by a warlike operation conducted in concert with Dadusha of Eshnunna and Samsi-Addu of Ekallatum. Qabra in the Cuneiform Sources The texts show a positioning of this city to the east of the Tigris and north of the small Zab, in the vicinity of
Nora, in Sardinia, has this name since the end of the bronze age

Nora, in Sardinia, has this name since the end of the bronze age

During 1773, P. Hyacinthe Hintz, a language professor at the University of Cagliari, discovered a stela near the church of San Efisio, in Pula, Sardinia, not far from the ruins of Nora. There was recognized an archaic Phoenician writing comparable to those found on the island of Cyprus. His dating was assessed between the 11th and 8th centuries BC.
Nora, en Sardaigne, a ce nom depuis longtemps

Nora, en Sardaigne, a ce nom depuis longtemps

En 1773, P. Hyacinthe Hintz, professeur de langue de l'université de Cagliari découvrit une stèle près de l'église de San Efisio, commune de Pula en Sardaigne, non loin des ruines de Nora. Il y a été reconnu une écriture archaïque phénicienne comparable à celles trouvées sur l'île de Chypre. Sa datation a été évaluée entre le 11e e
The site of Qasr Shemamok was the city of Kilizu

The site of Qasr Shemamok was the city of Kilizu

The site called Qasr Shamamuk, or Qasr Shamamok, is located not far from Erbil, in the Kurdish region of Iraq. It is a large tell with a citadel and a low town. It was identified in the middle of the 19th century thanks to the discovery, by A.H. Layard, of inscriptions on baked bricks, which mention works of development in the city of Kilizu carrie
Sinnuwanta était la classique Synnada, vers Afyon

Sinnuwanta était la classique Synnada, vers Afyon

Dans les traités définissant les frontières de Tarhuntassa, Sinuwanda, ou Sinnuwanta, apparaît deux fois : c'est une direction, vers laquelle se trouvent le mont Lula et la montagne du Sphinx avec la cité de Ninainta ; ce même toponyme est mentionné en direction d'Usawala. Ce qui signifie que deux villes avaient avec ce même nom. L'une d'en
Paramanzana, or Parminassa, was Prymnessus?

Paramanzana, or Parminassa, was Prymnessus?

During the Roman period, Prymnessus was a large city of Phrygia, near the present village of Sülün, not far from Afyon in Turkey. Coin of Prymnessus Inscription of Prymnessus The archives of Hattusa mention several close names: During the beginning of the Hittite Empire, Paramanzana appears in a campaign of Mursili in Arzawa, against the man of P
Sinnuwanta was the classic Synnada, near Afyon

Sinnuwanta was the classic Synnada, near Afyon

In the treaties defining the borders of Tarhuntassa, Sinuwanda, or Sinnuwanta, appears twice: It is a direction towards which lie Mount Lula and Mount Sphinx with the city of Ninainta; This same toponym is mentioned in the direction of Usawala. This means that two cities had that same name. One of them probably corresponds to the classic Synnada of
Khirbet ed Diniyeh was called Haradum or Haradu

Khirbet ed Diniyeh was called Haradum or Haradu

Khirbet ed Diniyeh is located on the right bank of the Euphrates, a few tens of kilometers to the east of the ancient town of Mari. From 1981 to 1984, this site was the subject of six campaigns of rescue excavations linked to the so-called "Haditha" dam. The work was carried out by a French Archaeological Delegation in Iraq under the direction of C