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Title: Tell Beydar: The 2004/2-2009 Seasons of Excavations, the 2004/2-2009 Seasons of Architectural Restoration. A Preliminary Report
Author: Lebeau, Marc Antoine Suleiman (eds)
Publisher: Brepols; Publication Date: 2012
Paperback; ISBN: 9782503535210
Volumes: 1; Pages: 302 + illus
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The fourth volume on the Euro-Syrian excavations at Tell Beydar constitutes the progress report of the 2004 to 2009 seasons of excavations and the 2004 (autumn) - 2009 seasons of architectural restoration. The central acropolis is currently almost completely uncovered. revealing the Early Jezirah IIIb administrative centre of the ancient city of Nabada.The excavation of Temple D was completed. South of Temples B, C and D, a huge temple - Temple E - has been recognized. Close to it, a large open ceremonial court ('Southern Square') reminds similar urbanistic features at Tell Brak. Field B has been extended, providing more private houses and a large EJ IIIb building - B1 - having some residential features. Field O, west and south-west of Temple B reveals an artisanal quarter, grouped around the main drainage of the city. A second EJ IIIb Palace -The Eastern Palace -is the main purpose of Field P and its plan seems to be similar to the one of the Acropolis Palace.Field C has been reopened and extended, providing substantial data about the Hellenistic (Parthian-Seleucid) levels of occupation and their stratigraphy. The large programme of architectural restoration, launched in 2003, has been extended, concentrated on the Acropolis of the EJ IIIb city.