A Third-Millennium B.C. Elite Tomb and Other New Evidence from Tell Umm el-Marra, Syria

  title={A Third-Millennium B.C. Elite Tomb and Other New Evidence from Tell Umm el-Marra, Syria},
  author={Glenn M. Schwartz and Hans H. Curvers and Sally Dunham and Barbara Stuart},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={325 - 361}
The 1999-2000 excavations by the Dutch-American team at Tell Umm el-Marra, western Syria, achieved significant new results on the history and character of Bronze Age and later occupation at the site. Of particular note was the discovery of an intact high status (royal?) tomb of the Early Bronze Age (ca. 2300 B.C.) in the site center, providing data for testing hypotheses on the character and ideology of Syrian elites in this period. Important new information was also obtained on the earliest… 

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