Archeological Perspectives on the Localization of Naram-Sin's Armanum

  title={Archeological Perspectives on the Localization of Naram-Sin's Armanum},
  author={Adelheid Otto},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={1 - 26}
  • Adelheid Otto
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
Although it is clear that Naram-Sin's campaign passed through Ebla (Tall Mardikh) on its way to the Mediterranean coast and the Cedar Mountain, the exact geographical position of Armanum remains uncertain. It is now generally accepted that Armanum should be identified with Armi/Armium of the Ebla texts and not, as had previously been suggested, with Halab (modern Aleppo).3 But Armi is also unlocalized, even though it is the most frequently mentioned place name in the Ebla texts after Mari and… 

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