Khirbet Mudaybi

During my research for my second YouTube video on Khirbet en-Nahas, I remembered a Moabite Assyrian-era fortress that has yielded a similar plan to those Assyrian fortresses built in Edom along the routes to Arabia (Nahas, Kheleifeh, Hatseva): Khirbet Mudaybi (also known as Mudeibi/Mudeibi’a). The site has yielded four Proto-Ionic capitals in its gate area, and a radiocarbon date showing its 8th C BC origin. It is located at 31° 2’34″N, 35°50’45″E. Publication of all its finds should prove useful to detailing Sargonid administration in trade-sensitive areas in its vassal kingdoms.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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