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Ancient Karkara (Tell Qarqur)

Tell Qarqur is a large double mound in northwestern Syria featuring significant Iron and Early Bronze IV occupations. Following a series of limited excavations in the 1980s excavations were resumed on behalf of ASOR in 1993 and have continued through 2002 ... Tell Qarqur is situated in the fertile Orontes River Valley and is the location of a famous battle of the ancient world fought in 853 BC by a confederation of Syrian and Levantine city states and kingdoms against the advancing armies of the Assyrian Empire under its King Shalmaneser III ...

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