Tell Halaf

Tell Halaf

Tell Halaf is an archaeological site in the Al Hasakah governorate of northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border. It was the first find of a Neolithic culture, subsequently dubbed the Halaf culture, characterized by glazed pottery painted with geometric and animal designs. The site dates to the 6th millennium BC which was a Hittite ruling city at first and was later the location of the Aramaean city-state of Guzana or Gozan in the 10th century BC. By the end of 9th century BC the city and its surrounding area was incorporated into the Assyrian Empire.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Al-Hasakah Governorate

Site History: Seventh Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Halaf Culture

Later Cultures: Hittites + Aramaean + Assyrian

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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