Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page Book Online)
Situated in the North-West of Sinai in the vicinity of the Pelusiac branch of the Nile, Tell Herr is composed of a tell (mound) occupied by successive fortresses, an extensive settlement and several cemeteries. The most ancient remains - enclosure walls and a religious complex in mud bricks - date back to the Persian Period (5th century BC). This level was erased to be replaced by a larger fortress - including an oriental palace and many military living units - at the very beginning of the 4th century, built in cylindrical mud bricks. The later building of Hellenistic and early Roman levels were mostly destroyed by the construction of a late Roman camp at the end of the 3rd century on the tell while the settlement and the necropolis are still visible outside ...