Tell al-Wilayah is an archaeological site in the Wasit Governorate of eastern Iraq. The site has now been completely destroyed by large scale looting. It is located around 20 km southwest of Kut.

History :

The site is dated to the Akkadian and Ur III periods. It has been suggested as the location of Kesh (Sumer).

Archaeology :

There were two mounds. Tell al-Wilayah I covered 64 hectares with a height of 5 meters. Tell al-Wilayah II covered about 4.5 hectares and rose to about 5 meters above the plain.

Iraqi archaeologists worked the site in the 1950s. In response to major looting, the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage conducted excavations in 1999 and 2000.

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