Terqa

Terqa

Terqa, also known as Sirqu, is the name of an ancient city discovered at the site of Tell Ashara on the banks of the middle Euphrates in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria. The site was a sizable entity even in the Early Dynastic period. In the 2nd millennium BC it was under the control of Assyrian, followed by Mari in the time of Zimri-Lim, and then by Babylon after Mari's defeat by Hammurabi.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Early Dynastic Period

Later Cultures: Assyrian + Babylonian

Site Features: Bronze Age Monuments

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