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Report on the Excavations at Merquly: The 2009 Season

Saber, SA; Rejeb, Z; Altaweel, M; (2014) Report on the Excavations at Merquly: The 2009 Season. Iraq , 76 (1) 231- 244. 10.1017/irq.2014.9. Green open access

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Abstract

The site of Merquly is located in a mountain pass c. 40 km north-west of Slemani (Sulaimaniyah), Iraq. Excavation at the site in 2009 revealed a fortified structure whose rooms at multiple elevations reflect a terraced structure adapted to the steep landscape contours of its setting. Both architectural preservation and quantity of finds were relatively limited; however, despite the nearby presence of a prominent Parthian period rock relief, ceramics suggest a later Sasanian date for the site. The authors discuss the 2009 season's results, and consider possible parallels for the preserved architecture, although further work is needed to securely date and characterize the site.

Type: Article
Title: Report on the Excavations at Merquly: The 2009 Season
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/irq.2014.9
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.25197/10.1017/irq.20...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The British Institute for the Study of Iraq. Made available here by kind permission of the Editor.
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Institute of Archaeology
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1448209
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