Tell

A tell is a mound (often found in the Middle East) over or consisting of the ruins of ancient settlements

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Tell Eridu Archaeological Site
Aleppo Mound of Al-Aquabah (which probably constitues the Tel of ancient Aleb)
Ashur
Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" Tell Al-Kharrar (Elijah’s Hill)
Biblical Tells
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Tel Maresha
Djenné From AB evaluation "The floods cover all but some hillocks; these are called toguere.....All these tells, which were a natural refuge from the flood waters, are potential archaeological sites and on that basis deserve to be protected." This refers to the Toguere of Djenne-Djeno and "Other toguere, such as at Hambarketolo, Tonomba and Kaniana..."
Erbil Citadel
Göbekli Tepe
Hortobágy
Nisa
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Troy
Çatalhöyük two large tells (AB ev)

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