Sites & cities that bear the name of Saar


Today in : Bahrain
First trace of activity : ca. 23rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 17th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Sar, سار

Description : Saar ( Arabic سار) is a place on Bahrain . To the south of Saar are the remains of a settlement that dates from around 2300 to 1700 BC. Was inhabited and occupies an area of ​​about 2.5 hectares . The site was partially excavated by Jordanian archaeologists from 1984 to 1985 and by British archaeologists since 1991 . Since he was around 1700 BC It was abandoned and never settled again, it is comparatively well preserved. A road could be recorded from the settlement, which runs roughly from southeast to northwest. Other roads led from the main axis of the settlement. The residential buildings on the street were rather small and uniform: rectangular, with an L-shaped, probably open access area to the inner space. The floor in the access area is often left quite rough. The houses show little difference in size and equipment. In the center of the village, a small temple made of raw limestone blocks could be examined . This has a large room, the roof of which was supported by three pillars, and a small additional room on the western corner of the building. There were two pillars in front of the entrance. Most of the finds were ceramics and stone tools. But there is also evidence of copper processing. More than 80 decorated stamp seals were found.

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