Monthly Archives: June 2011

How old is Ziyaret Tepe?

The earliest excavated levels at Ziyaret Tepe date back to the beginning of the Early Bronze Age, roughly 3000 BC. It’s possible that even earlier remains are buried at the bottom of the citadel mound, but it would be very … Continue reading

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How can I support your work?

There are a number of ways you can help us have a successful season at Ziyaret Tepe. First of all, spread the word! Tell your friends and family about our blog and ask them to check out the action. One … Continue reading

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A general view of the site.

Here’s a photograph from 2007 that shows the citadel mound in the background. It’s 23 meters (= 70 feet) high and is made entirely of collapsed buildings accumulated over a period of 5,000 years. In this case, we are excavating … Continue reading

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What are we digging?

The Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition started in 1997 with a small team of three archaeologists conducting surface survey and topographic mapping. Now in our 15th season, our field crew typically comprises two dozen archaeologists and other specialists, as well as … Continue reading

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Map showing where Ziyaret Tepe is located.

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Welcome to the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition summer 2011 blog! Starting on July 8, my team and I will be sending daily updates on the progress of our expedition to the Ziyaret Tepe, the ancient Assyrian city of Tushhan, in … Continue reading

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