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Habuba Kabira

Habuba Kabira
Habuba Kabira
Location in Syria

Habuba Kabira is the site of an Uruk settlement along the Euphrates in Syria, founded during the later part of the Uruk period. It was about 800 mi (1,300 km) from the city of Uruk.


Habuba Kabira was built on a regular plain with strong defensive walls, but was abandoned after a few generations and never inhabited again.[1]

The site is around 18 hectares in area, with the walled area encompasing 10 hectares.


The site was excavated for 9 seasons from 1969 to 1975 by a Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft team led by Ernst Heinrich and Eva Strommenger as part of the Tabqa Dam rescue excavation effort.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage (Volume One: To 1740). Ninth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2007. Print.
  2. ^ Eva Strommenger, Habuba Kabira: Eine Stadt vor 5000 Jahren : Ausgrabungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft am Euphrat in Habuba Kabira, Syrien (Sendschrift der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft), von Zabern, 1980, ISBN 3-8053-0449-8


  • Dietrich Surenhagen, Keramikproduktion in Habuba Kabira-Sud: Unters. zur Keramikproduktion innerhalb d. spat-urukzeitl. Siedlung Habuba Kabira-Sud in Nordsyrien, Hessling, 1978, ISBN 3-7769-0190-X

See also

External links

  • DOG site for German dig

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