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Yunus



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Type:
Mound
Altitude:
495 m
Diameter:
m- Direction:

Region:
Southeastern Anatolia
Province:
Gaziantep
District:
Karkamis
Village:
Yarimca

Destruction :
Illicit Digging - Contemporary Settlements - Highways, roads, bridges etc. - Attention

TAYEx:
Visited - 17/8/2001

Registration State:
For detailed registration information please refer to Turkish pages.
     


Location: The mound lies southeast of Gaziantep and 1.2-1.3 km east-northeast of Karkamis Hyg [Algaze et al 1994:9]. It is where the village of Eminik (Yunus) is. This village is not indicated on the 1:1 000 000 maps; on the other hand on 1:200 000 maps; Eminlik; Karkamis and Barak are shown side by side. Probably the town of Barak has enlarged combining with the village of Eminik/Eminlik or the village of Eminik has enlarged becoming the town of Barak. The mound; today; might be around the northwest exit of the town.
Geography and Environment: The site; within a wide valley of Euphrates; is surrounded by fertile lands. The railway; probably; passes south of this little mound.
Destruction Details: The mound is fairly leveled and houses built on it. Northeastern part of the mound is destructed by a road and pits made by illicit diggers seen at south slope [TAYEx 17.8.2001].


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