Sam’al

Sam’al

Sam'al was an ancient city founded as a Hittite colony from 1725-1200 BC. It became an Aramaean Principality, following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in 1200 BC. In 940 BC it became a kingdom, and in 680 BC the state came under control of the Assyrian Empire. It was located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Gaziantep Province

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Yamhad + Hittite + Aramaean + Assyrian

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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