Hamoukar: Redrawing The Map Of The World's Earliest Cities


Hamoukar: Redrawing The Map Of The World's Earliest Cities


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Clemens Reichel, Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, explains the importance of the groundbreaking archaeological expedition he co-directed at Hamoukar in Northern Syria. Until recently, archaeologists believed that urban civilization first arose in Southern Mesopotamia, or modern day Iraq. Work at Hamoukar has revealed a separate and equally ancient urban movement to the north of the area that has been traditionally regarded as the birthplace of "the city." For a higher resolution version, visit http://research.uchicago.edu/highlights/item.php?id=218


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