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Habibuşağı

Locations: Hilltop (Tepeüstü) Plateau (Yayla) River bank , Province: Elazığ , Village: Habibuşağı

Inventory No 217
   
Old Name
Ancient Name
Highly Probable Ancient Name
   
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation 660-710 m.
   
Species
Type
   
Height 3 m.
Width 70 m.
Lenght 80 m.
Area 5600
   
Periods Iron Age I ~1150-900
Iron Age II ~900-
   

Location and geographical Features

 

Description

The village can be reached by turning off the Elazığ-Malatya main road. It is 14 km south of Baskil. It is now flooded by the Karakaya Dam Lake.

 

   

Nearest Ancient Road

   
Survey Findings This is an important site at the westernmost spot inside the dispersion area of Urartians (Işık 1987: 567-568). There are two rock-hewn tunnels or cisterns entered by steps carved out of the rock at the north and the west side of the hill and they are both marks from Urartian period (Öğün 1983). A necropolis was found during excavations northeast of the fortress. Graves with urnes covered with lid stones and metal weapons were unearthed and dated to Early Iron Age (Işık 1987: 570-578).
   
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