Tell Boueid, Syria


Tell Boueid was excavated from 1992 until 2000 by a Syrian Archaeological Mission headed by Dr. Antoine Suleiman on behalf of the Aleppo Museum. The photographs on this webpage were taken by David Hanlon (St. Louis Community College mission to Tell Tuneinir) during the 1995 field season at Tell Boueid. The earliest occupation at the site was from 1200 - 1000 BC by the Middle Assyrian civilization.

Jar Burial

Architectural plan of the ruins at Tell Boueid from 1000 to 700 BC belonging to the Neo-Assyrian civilization.

Dr. Antoine Sulieman from the Aleppo Museum.

Mudbrick walls preserved almost 2 meters high.

Brick Archway preserved in building.

Drawing of a Neo-Assyrian cylinder seal showing a hero/king shooting an evil spirit.

Jar Burial intrudes into a bench.

Two jar burials.

Adult and child jar burials

Grave offerings and human mandibles.

Decorated piece of bone.

Agate bead bracelet from burial.

Pottery jar and bronze bowl as grave offerings with a burial. Undoubtedly food and drink.

Two saucer style clay oil lamps.

Damascus Museum
2009 150 Years of Archaeological Research in the Syria Jezirah. Damascus. [in Arabic]

Webpage constructed 23 February 2010