Melid

Melid

Melid was an ancient city on the Tohma River, a tributary of the upper Euphrates rising in the Taurus Mountains. It has been identified with modern archaeological site Arslantepe near Malatya, Turkey. The site has been inhabited since the development of agriculture in the fertile crescent dating to the Uruk period.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Malatya Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Uruk Period

Later Cultures: Bronze Age + Hittite

Site Features: Bronze Age & Hittite Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Archaeological Site of Arslantepe

Date of Submission: 2014

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