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Bibil Identifier bibil:246924
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) ‘The Grave of the Court Pit’: A Rediscovered Bronze Age Tomb From Carchemish
Author Sconzo, Paola
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 146, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 3-16 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the British Museum unpublished records related to an Early Bronze (EB) Age pithos burial uncovered a century ago in the Inner Town at Carchemish. The grave, cursorily cited and variously dated (Chalcolithic, EB or even LBA) in the final reports, was described in some detail by Hogarth and Thompson; a precise dating is, however, possible today thanks to the information of paramount importance given by T. E. Lawrence who identified and took a picture of the associated finds, which was recently rediscovered in the Carchemish Archives. The pithos can be now ascribed to the third quarter of the third millennium BC and helps to confirm the recent theory according to which the Inner Town of Carchemish, with its massive earthen rampart, had already developed at the time of the second urbanisation in Syria and upper Mesopotamia.
DOI 10.1179/0031032813Z.00000000079
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Archaeology : Sites
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