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AS 143 - Besarslan (Tell Hamda)

Locations: Valley (Vadi) Plain (Ova), Province: Hatay , Village:

Inventory No 166
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude N 36 14' 13.1"
Longitude E 036 29'
Species Mound (Höyük)
Height 5
Width 200
Lenght 120
Area 24000
Periods Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150

Location and geographical Features



Moderately low rounded mound at SW end of village, now called Besarslan. Site mainly under karakol but extensive cut (3 and more m deep) on E side of tell has exposed a considerable thickness of deposits; pottery moderately common in cuts but no outcropping buildings; a second smaller mound appears to be within village to N.



Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Pottery
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