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Document Details :
Title: Hasanlu Period III
Subtitle: Annotations and Corrections
Author(s): KROLL, Stephan
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 48 Date: 2013
Hasanlu Period IVb has remained a focus for Iranian and near eastern archaeology since excavations started half a century ago. The latter period III, attributed to the Urartian period, was never extensively researched. After getting access to the Hasanlu archives from 2007 onwards, it turned out that several assumptions, published before, were without foundation. Published architecture plans show mistakes, the 'triple road system' is in fact a double building. Period III should be divided into IIIc, IIIb and IIIa. There was never a fallen Urartian fortification wall that separated period IIIb from IIIa. Two seals published as period IVb should better be assigned to period IIIb as they have no recorded archaeological context in period IVb.