Several hundred people live around the ruins of ancient Tuneinir. They are a hospitable and friendly people that may give some clues to the faces of the ancient city's inhabitants. I count them all as my friends, brothers, and sisters. Are these the faces similar to those of the Medieval or Ancient citizens of Tuneinir? Maybe. Some of these families have recently migrated to the Khabur River Valley from the Syrian coast or the mountains in Iraq/Iran. The Hamid family members trace their roots for at least 4 generations to villages in the Khabur Valley.
Arab Friends

Amal, part of the Hamid extended family and best friend of Amira Fuller

Alia,in the late 1980s.

Ali in the late 1980s.

Ali in the late 1990s.

Hamid, head of the Hamid family at Tuneinir; photograph in late 1990s.

Hamid relaxes with his grandchildren.

Hamid during the late 1980s.

Hamid in his house with wife and daughters.

Hamid's wife during the late 1980s.

Hamid kills a sheep for the feast.

Bread, rice and roasted sheep being eaten by Hamid.

Mohammed Hamid, his wife and children during the late 1980s.

Mohammed Hamid during the late 1980s.

Warda, daughter of Hamid, during the late 1980s.

Warda harvesting wheat at Tuneinir during the early 1990s.

Three young women of the Hamid household photographed in 1988.

One of Hamid's daughters-in-law.

Kano, son of Hamid, during the late 1980s.

Daughter of Hamid.

Hamid family relative.

Jamela wife of Muhammed


Hadar who had immigrated to the area.

Hadar during the late 1980s.

Hadar, wife and children.

Ahmed, his father immigrated from the coast of Syria to the Khabur River Valley.

Ahmed during the late 1980s.

Fatima (Fistem), wife of Ahmed, and her children.

Fatima (Fistem).

Zoom zoom (his nickname as he made the sound while running wheelbarrows) during 1988.

Zoom zoom dressed up.

Zoom zoom in the early morning at the dig.

Ahmed Hasan from the village due south of Tuneinir, 1988.

Ahmed Hasan partly shaded portrait from 1988

Twanny Hanfish during the 1988 field season.
Assuri Friends

Abou Nidal from the Christian villages west of Haske.

Edward from the Christian villages west of Hasake.

Woman in the Christian villages west of Hasake demonstrating how to spin.

Daoud with his wife, son and daughter.

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