Tell Tayinat, Turkey: ‘Dark Age’ Temple

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I n CWA 36, we reported on the discovery of a remarkable temple at Tell Tayinat, in Southeastern Turkey, that is throwing light on the so-called ‘Dark Age’ in Near Eastern archaeology. Now, a further season of excavation at the heart of the temple, directed by Timothy Harrison, Toronto University’s Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets dating from between 1200 and 600 BC.

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