TELUL ETH-THALATHAT

Telul eth-Thalathat within Iraq

Location
:
Nineveh Province, Iraq
Region
:
Mesopotamia
Coordinates
:
36°34'N 42°32'E
Type
:
tell
Site notes
Excavation dates
:
1956–1965, 1976
Archaeologists
:
N. Egami, S. Fukai

Telul eth-Thalathat is an archaeological site located 40 miles (64 km) west of Mosul and just east of Tal Afar in Nineveh Province (Iraq).

History of archaeological research :

Pottery bowl from Telul eth-Thalathat, Iraq. Ubaid period, c. 5000 BCE. Iraq Museum

The site consists of at least five separate tells or settlement mounds. Telul eth-Thalathat was excavated for four seasons between 1956 and 1965 and again in 1976 by a team from the University of Tokyo Iraq-Iran Archaeological Expedition. The early seasons were led by N. Egami and the final season by S. Fukai.

Occupation history :

Telul eth-Thalathat was occupied in the Ubaid and Uruk periods, as well as during Middle Assyrian times. Excavations have revealed over 20 kilns and a number of burials, as well as some figurines and spindle whorls. There was also a small Neolithic settlement.

Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telul_eth-Thalathat