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Tell Atchana (AS 136)

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

Inventory No 34
Old Name
Ancient Name Alalakh
Highly Probable Ancient Name
Latitude +36 14' 24.8"
Longitude +036 22'
Species Mound (Höyük)
Type Settlement
Height 9
Width 325
Lenght 750
Area 243750
Periods Middle Bronze Age I Karum ~2000/1950-1700
Middle Bronze Age II Old Hittite ~1650-1550/1500
Late Bronze Age I Middle Hittite ~1550/1500-1350
Late Bronze Age II Imperial Hittite ~1350-1150
Iron Age I ~1150-900

Location and geographical Features





Nearest Ancient Road

Survey Findings Tell Atchana is not a site that was only registered during both earlier and current Amuq Plain survey projects but it is a well excavated site with its continuous stratigraphy. It was first excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley between 1936 and 1949, and the renewed excavations are being conducted under the direction of K. Aslıhan Yener from 2000 on. For detailed information about the site and the finds, please refer to the Bibliography.


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