Tal al-Huwaish (the city of Obasi?) In the Cuneiforml writings and archaeological investigations
2020, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 309-334
AbstractA search dealing with a city whose remnants have been removed is referred to by the locals as (Al-Huwaish), which is a miniaturization of the Courtyard (house or its courtyard). Some of the specialists in the city (Ubase) match it and attribute it to the Assyrian ages, and perhaps to the oldest times. The remains of this city are located on a hill above a series of highlands that line the West Bank from the ancient Tigris basin. It occupies a flat area surrounded by low hills forming its old wall. Tell Al-Huwaish is located about (16 km) north of Qalat Sharqat (Ashur), at the mouth of Wadi Al-Jirnaf in the Tigris basin. Despite its cultural importance and other hills to its north, it is still far from the activities of prospectors. However, the torrential rains of this year (2018- 2019) swept away parts of it, especially overlooking the deep valley of the Jirnaf, revealing quantities of pottery vessels of various shapes and sizes, which were covered by the media, which was the catalyst for writing about this city and its attention and drew attention to it And other cities north of Assyria, the capital.
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