Flask of Atchana Ware from Alalakh

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2016

This fine decorated pottery takes its name from the modern name of Tell Atchana, Alalakh. It was defined by the excavator Sir L. Woolley as a locally produced variant of the so-called "Nuzi ware", a similarly fine and elaborated decorated pottery first recognized at the site of Nuzi in Iraq. Characteristic of the Atchana ware are the floral designs which are unmatched in the Nuzi ware. From Levels III-II, Tell Atchana, Hatay, modern-day Turkey. Late Bronze age, circa 1370-1270 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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