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)
Ancient Jericho Tell es-Sultan
Ancient Kingdom of Saba "Ma’rib now survives as a tell overlooking what was the Northern Oasis and separated from what was the Southern Oasis by the Wadi Dhana." (AB ev)
Arslantepe Mound Arslantepe Mound is a 30-metre-tall archaeological tell located in the Malatya plain, 12 km south-west of the Euphrates River. (official description, Unesco website)
Babylon The remains of the city are in present-day Hillah, Babil Governorate, Iraq, about 85 kilometres (53 mi) south of Baghdad, comprising a large tell of broken mud-brick buildings and debris. wiki)
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
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Troy "The archaeological site of Troy consists of the hill of Hisarlik and the fields below it to the south. The hill is a tell, composed of strata containing the remains left behind by more than three millennia of human occupation" (wiki)
Çatalhöyük two large tells (AB ev)


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