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Volume 46, Issue 1


The Dwellers of Azû

A Study on the Tall Ḥadīdī Society and Chronology

Eduardo Torrecilla
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  • Tel Aviv University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
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Published Online: 2019-07-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2019-0004


This paper will focus on the individuals attested to in the 15 texts from Azû, with the objective of sketching the inner chronology of the corpus. The published studies on the Ekalte and Emar generations are also used to establish a chronological link between the three Syrian archives. In addition, data from the administrative apparatus of the city (institutions, professions, scribes) will be gathered for the sake of narrowing down the social and cultural contexts of the three Syrian archives from the Middle Euphrates before the Hittites assumed control of the area.

Keywords: Tall Ḥadīdī; Ekalte; Emar; Middle Euphrates; Hurrian; Hittite


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Published Online: 2019-07-11

Published in Print: 2019-07-10

Citation Information: Altorientalische Forschungen, Volume 46, Issue 1, Pages 33–50, ISSN (Online) 2196-6761, ISSN (Print) 0232-8461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aofo-2019-0004.

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