Tell Leilan

Tell Leilan

Tell Leilan is an archaeological site situated in Al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria, a region formerly a part of ancient Assyria. During the late third millennium, the site was known as Shekhna. Around 1800 BC, the site was renamed "Shubat-Enlil" by the Assyrian king, Shamshi-Adad I and it became the capital of Assyria in northern Mesopotamia. Shubat-Enlil was abandoned around 1700 BC.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Al-Hasakah Governorate

Site History: Fifth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Akkadian + Assyrian

Site Features: Bronze Age Monuments

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