Tell Rifaat

Tell Rifaat

Tell Rifaat, known as Arpad, is a small city in northern Syria. The site has been inhabited since the Iron Age. It became the capital of the north Syrian Aramaean state of Bet-Gus in the 9th-century BC. Arpad later became a major vassal city of the Kingdom of Urartu. A settlement existed on the site of during the Seleucid period in the 3rd century BC.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Aleppo Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Aramean

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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