Deir ez-Zor Museum

          The museum of Deir ez-Zor was founded in 1974 and then rebuilt and re-inaugruated in 1996 to meet the needs of perservation and exhibition of ever-growing collections. The main goal of the museum is to promote the study, education and tourism of the Syrian Jezirah and its history.
          The museum’s collections, currently composed of some 25,000 objects, cover the long history of the region, ranging from Stone Age sites such as Bouqras, through the Chalcolithic Uruk culture settlements of Tell Bderi and the Bronze Age Syrian polities of Mari and Ebla, finishing with the periods of Akkadian, Roman and Islamic domination.
          In this museum are notably kept, for the bulk, the thousands of cuneiform tablets found at Mari since 1933.


   Tablets in the Der-ez-Zor Museum,
      by period:

      Late Uruk (ca. 3500-3000 BC)
      Early Dynastic (ca. 2800-2350 BC)
      Old Akkadian (ca. 2350-2200 BC)
      Ur III period (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
      Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1600 BC)
      Middle Assyrian (ca. 1000-600 BC)

   Tablets in the Der-ez-Zor Museum,
      by text genre:

      Administrative texts
      Literary texts
      Mathematical texts
      Royal/Monumental texts

   Tablets in the Deir ez-Zor Museum,
      by site:

      Djebel Aruda
      Tell Ashara / Terqa
      Tell Al-Hamidiye / Ta'idum
      Tell Bari / Kahat
      Tell Bderi
      Tell Beydar / Nabada
      Tell Brak / Nagar
      Tell Chagar Bazar / Ašnakkum
      Tell Cheikh Hamad / Dur Katlimmu
      Tell Hariri / Mari
      Tell Leilan / Šehna—Šubat-Enlil
      Tell Mozan / Urkeš
      Tell Masaikh

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