Electronic Library

Editor: Giorgio Buccellati

Assistant Editor: Christine Hoang (2009-2010)

TPR: Preliminary Reports Extensive monographs published after the excavation seasons.
TFR: Final Reports Complete publication of specific finds from different excavation sectors
Articles and monographs Full length interpretive studies
Communications Shorter substantive articles
Newsletters and notices Occasional notices for the general public

Newsletters and Notices

10 MB
1977 Giorgio Buccellati
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

Letter from the Joint American Expedition to Terqa
Abstract: This is a newsletter in which Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati wrote for the Joint American Expedition to Terqa in order to explain that the expedition was going well and describe what has been accomplished up to November 24th, 1977.
1 MB
1980 Giorgio Buccellati
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

"The Jewels of Nankarrak,"

Archaeology at UCLA, Volume 1, No. 21.
Abstract: This article explains the sequence of events regarding a fundamental finding. It begins with how they were clearing dozens of pits that were used for storage. In between the pits, or what looked like craters on the surface of the moon, unfolded a story told by faint lines, discoloration patterns and subtle changes in texture---of a temple.
Terqa 7
1 MB
1982 Giorgio Buccellati
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati
"Terqa 7,"

Archaeology at UCLA, Vol. 2, No. 9.
Abstract: Reminiscing on the wonderful season at Terqa 7. Updates the audience regarding work done up to July of 1982.
1 MB
1983 Giorgio Buccellati
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati
Mario Liverani

"The Scribes of Terqa,"

Archaeology at UCLA, Vol. 2, No. 14.
Abstract: Out of the literate world of ancient Syria, Terqa is beginning to emerge as a site with a special distinction: for one thing, we are finding tablets in virtually every corner of second millennium occupation, and for another, we are finding tablets from most types known in the cuneiform repertory. There are by now more than 100 texts.
1 MB
1984 (anonymous)

"Uncovering 5000 Years of History"
Abstract: Some of the most significant constributions to knowledge are being made today through archaeology. And the most spectacular new frontier in archaeology lies in modern Syria. We take our readers in this eye-opening report to the middle Euphrates valley. Here, in a region once bypassed by the Industrial Revolution, new paved high ways are linking inner Syria's major cities, electricity is brightening village homes, and utility trenches cut through 5,000 years of buried history.
Art 1996 Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati


The Dictionary of Art, Vol. 31, p. 492
Abstract: Not Available
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1997 Giorgio Buccellati
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati


The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, pp. 188-190.
Abstract:TERQA, modern Ashara, site located directly on the banks of the Euphrates River (34'55' N, 4034' E). The identification of the tell was one of the very first proposed in Syrian archaeology: it was established in 1910 when Ernst Herzfeld found on the surface of the site a cuneiform tablet that related the construction of the Temple of Dagan in Terqa (E. Herzfeld, "Hana et Mari," Revue d'Assyriologie II [1910]: 131-139).
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