Tell Barri/Kahat: la campagna del 2002

Relazione preliminare
  • Paolo Emilio Pecorella,
  • Raffaella Pierobon Benoit,

In the rolling plains of north-eastern Syria is the Tell Barri site, identified with the city of Kahat. The archaeological sequence brought to light in this site goes from the beginning of the third millennium up to the fourteenth century AD, without solution of continuity. This report explains the results of the eighteenth campaign of excavations by the group of the University of Florence and the “Federico Il” University of Naples. In the G Area, the excavation of the third millennium chapel was pursued and a palatine building attributable to the middle Assyrian King Adad-Nirari I was brought to light; in Areas A and J the Parthian, Hellenistic and Achaemenid strata were excavated, up to the level of the Neo-Babylonian reoccupation of the Assyrian palace of Tukulti-Ninurta II. For the Parthian phase, the investigation of both the Great Defence Wall and the large building in the lower city continued. The text, delivered for printing in July 2005, sees the light after the tragic death of Paolo Emilio Pecorella, which took place on 29 August in Tell Barri, during the excavation campaign.

  • Keywords:
  • Archeologia,
  • Scavi archeologici,
  • Fonti archeologiche,
  • Storia,
  • Tell Barri,
  • Kahat,
+ Show more

Paolo Emilio Pecorella

University of Florence, Italy

Raffaella Pierobon Benoit

University of Naples Federico II, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3070-0062

Paolo Emilio Pecorella is Full Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the University of Florence. He graduated with Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli in History of Ancient Anterior Asia at the University of Florence, he was a student of the Italian Archaeological School of Athens, Inspector at the Superintendency of Antiquities of Etruria, in charge of the Eastern section, Researcher at the Institute for Mycenaean and Aegean-Anatolian studies of the CNR. He has taught Near Eastern Archaeology at the University “L’Orientale” of Naples and since 1984 in Florence. He has conducted archaeological excavations and explorations in Greece, Turkey, Iran, Cyprus, and since 1980 he has directed the excavation of Tell Barri. Raffaella Pierobon Benoit is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Roman Provincial Antiquities at the "Federico II" University of Naples. She graduated with Achille Adriani in Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art at the University of Naples, she was a student of the Italian Archaeological School of Athens and Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman History at the University of Naples “Federico II”. She has conducted archaeological excavations and explorations in Italy, France, Turkey and Jordan. Since 1990 she has been Deputy Director of the Tell Barri excavation.
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Pages: 210
  • eISBN: 88-8453-291-4
  • Content License: CC BY-ND 2.0
  • © 2005 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2005
  • eISBN: 978-88-9273-970-3
  • Content License: CC BY-ND 2.0
  • © 2005 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Pages: 212
  • ISBN: 88-8453-292-2
  • Content License: CC BY-ND 2.0
  • © 2005 Author(s)

Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Tell Barri/Kahat: la campagna del 2002

Book Subtitle

Relazione preliminare


Paolo Emilio Pecorella, Raffaella Pierobon Benoit

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages


Publication Year


Copyright Information

© 2005 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-ND 2.0

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

ISBN Print


eISBN (pdf)


eISBN (xml)


Series Title

Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

Series ISSN


Series E-ISSN






Search in This Book
Export Citation
Suggested Books


Open Access Books

in the Catalogue


Book Chapters





from 869 Research Institutions

of 64 Nations


scientific boards

from 340 Research Institutions

of 43 Nations



from 345 Research Institutions

of 37 Nations