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I. Excavation and History – II. Old Babylonian Culture

I. Excavation and History

André Parrot discovered Mari in 1933 in Tell Hariri on the right bank of the Euphrates, 50 km north of the Iraqi frontier. Parrot uncovered temples and a Middle Babylonian palace with thousands of clay tablets and discovered 3rd-millennium temples with bronze statuary and a pre-Sargonic palace. Since 1979, Jean Margueron has focused on the 3rd-mi…

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Sasson, Jack M., “Mari”, 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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