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present-day Meskene, on the right bank of the middle Euphrates in Syria, has been an important city since the time of the Ebla (24th cent. bce) and Mari (18th cent.) archives, when it served as a river harbor for the Aleppo kingdom in its traffics toward Babylonia. The excavations (rescue-dig by Jean Claude Margueron in 1972–76; the site is now partly covered by the Tabqa dam basin) unearthed the Late Bronze city, re-founded and fortified by the Hittites (Asia Minor) c.1330, slightly above the older city, and destroyed c. 1190. Emar was the capital of the la…

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Liverani, Mario, “Emar,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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