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Khafaje
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The modern toponym indicating the site of ancient Tutub, a Mesopotamian city located in the Lower Diyala region, which flourished from the Uruk period (late fourth millennium bc) through the Early Dynastic and Old Babylonian periods up to the early Kassite era (second millennium bc).The site extends over about 530 acres and consists of four major mounds (labeled A through D by archaeologists) that were inhabited in different periods:• Mound A, the largest, was occupied from the Uruk to the Akkadian period and includes residential quarters, the city wall, small shrines, and monumental temples (the Temple Oval, a Temple of Sin, and a Temple of Nintu).• Mounds B and C house the Fort of Samsu-iluna, from the Old Babylonian period.• Mound D, dated to the Isin-Larsa and Old Babylonian periods, includes private houses and the Temple of Sin, where a hoard of tablets was found.
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Khafaje
Khafaje The modern toponym indicating the site of ancient Tutub, a Mesopotamian city located in the Lower Diyala region, which flourished from the Uruk period (late fourth millennium bc) through the Early Dynastic and Old Babylonian periods up to the early Kassite era (second millennium bc).The site
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Khafaje
KHAFAJE. A site in Iraq on the left bank of the Diyala river, SE of tell Asmar. Particularly vigorous clandestine excavations shortly after the first World War brought this region of the lower branch of the Diyala to the attention of the scientific community, and the Oriental Institute of the University
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KHAFAJE
KHAFAJE. Khafaje, the site of ancient Tutub, is located to the east of Baghdad, slightly north of the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers. It is an important archaeological site whose four major mounds (A–D) date from the Uruk to the Akkad periods (mound A), the Old Babylonian to the Kassite periods