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Title: The Hypogeum of Tell Ahmar (North Syria)
Subtitle: An Analysis of the Monumental Burial Complex in the Context of Early Bronze Age Funerary Practices
Author(s): BACCARIN, Cristina
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 51 Date: 2014
At Tell Ahmar, in the Syrian Euphrates Valley, an impressive stone-built hypogeum testifies to the importance of funerary traditions in the riverine region during the second part of the third millennium BC. The tomb represents one of the better examples of funerary, chamber-based construction, a new type of burial widespread in the Middle Euphrates Valley starting from the Early Bronze Age. More recent excavations have provided additional information on its architecture, lifespan and social role in the community. Based on the new data, this paper offers an innovative analysis and interpretation of the funerary complex.