A. Sutherland - AncientPages.com - Tell Mozan is the site of the ancient city of Urkesh, mentioned in both historical records and myths. It's located in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains in Al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.
It was founded during the fourth millennium BC possibly by the Hurrians on a site which appears to have been inhabited previously for a few centuries.
The beginnings of Urkesh are as yet unknown, but it is known date back to at least the early part of the fourth millennium BC and occupied the area - of both the plains and mountainous hinterland in what is today portions of Syria, Iraq and Turkey.
The discovery of Urkesh has pushed back the earliest evidence for the Hurrians into ¨the third millennium., the civilization - in many ways alternative to that of the Sumerians, the Akkadians and the Amorites.
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