Recent Russian Explorations in Syria

Merpert Nikolay Ya., Munchaev Rauf M.

The article gives an account of the research conducted by the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology (Russian Academy of Sciences) in north-eastern Syria. The main object of exca- vation is Tell Hazna I. The most important material was yielded by the layers of the Ubayd (the late Vth - early IVth mill. ВС) and Uruk (the 2nd half of the IVth mill. ВС) cultures. Of special interest are the temples dated back to these two periods.