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Year 1948, the turkish city was known by the same Hurrian inscription on two small lion statues that served as foundation deposit, acquired by the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. But the town was not precisely located.

The Tell Mozan is located in the far north eastern Syria, on the border of Turkey. Giorgio Buccellati UCLA and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati of the University of California led excavations there from 1984 to 2002. They made articles in the press.

The writings are in Hurrian. Seals, including one on behalf of Tupkish, king of Urkesh, have identified the ancient city. This town, founded in the 4th millennium BC, had its heyday during the 3rd millennium before and simultaneously with the Akkadian empire. A seal of the daughter of Naram-Sin of Akkad, Taram-Agade, is significant of conquest or alliance between the Hurrian city and the Akkadian Empire.

Another seal of a king of Nagar and Urkesh, with the name of Atal-Shen, was found there, confirming a certain proximity to the town of Nagar or Nawar, which already appeared on the registration of foundation deposits lions.

The city is mentioned in the archives of Mari. The town is often appears with Sinah. These two cities depended on Asnakkum in the Idamaras.

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My notes of veracity :

The Tell Mozan was the city of Urkesh, Urkish or Ourkish: 4/5

Tag(s) : #Region: Mesopotamia, #Kingdom:Mari, #Kingdom: Akkad, #Kingdom:Idamaras

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