Women’s power and work in Ancient Urkesh

Authored by: Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

Women in Antiquity

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910


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Urkesh, modern Tell Mozan in northeastern Syria, was founded in the fourth millennium and reached its political apogee in the late third millennium bce. The inscriptional and prosopographic evidence indicate that the population was predominately Hurrian. The royal family maintained close political and marital connections with the Semitic-speaking populations to the south, especially as allies of the Akkadian Empire.

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