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Subtitle: A Bronze Age City in the Sajur Valley (Southeast Anatolia)
Author(s): KEPINSKI, Christine
Volume: 31 Date: 2005
The region between the middle and the upper Euphrates, between Syria and Turkey, the Euphrates bend and its immediate neighbourhood has, these last years, been the object of intensive research and new data have completely renewed our knowledge if that area. Tilbeshar, one of the largest settlements, is situated in a humid basin of the Sajur, a western tributary of the Euphrates. It is located 20 km south-east of Gaziantep, near the smaller town of Oğuzeli. Carcemish lies about 50km to the south-east, Aleppo less than 100 km to the south and Ebla is 140km away.
Research began at that site with a first survey in 1994, completed by soundings in 1995 and axcavations from 1996 to 2000. They were carried out under the responsibility of the Gaziantep Museum, and we received a grant from the French ministry of Foreign affairs. Since then, several seasons have taken place before a possible new phase of excavations in the near future. This paper aims to develop a short synthesis of the results and the main lines of research.