Hasakeh is one of the biggest Syrian Muhafazet in area. It is the most important source of wheat and oil. It is difficult for researchers to know the oldest history of this Muhafazet because the excavations have not finished yet and it is believed that the Khabour valley was within Sourbatu kingdom which extended from Ailaam city to Toros mountains in the third millennium B.C.
Monasteries and temples were erected in the seventh century A.D. During the Abbassite era, Ras Al-Ain became an important center for the trade convoys between Baghdad and Raqqa. Khadour is the main river in the Muhafazet it springs from Turkey and Syria. The place includes a number of sites which are worthy to become tourist destinations due to the numerous mineral springs and historical hills such as Tal Al-Khweira which is located between Khabour and Bliekh rivers in the midway between Ras Al-Ain and Tal Abyadh near the northern Syrian border. An Assyrian city was discovered with its history going back to the third millennium B.C. A huge double wall was discovered since the beginning of excavation works in the form of a circle. In the eastern part of the wall, lies a huge temple and a number of buildings. Along Street appears near the remains of a huge temple with a long plate going back to the Arcadian era in the third millennium B.C.
wheat and cotton is one way of describing the far north-east of Syria. This far-flung, vast region stretching from the Tigris to the Euphrates, is not only the bread basket of the country, but also a source of energy since the Syrians began extracting oil from around Karatchok (100 km east of Kemichli). Major construction works, like the building of several dams on the Euphrates and Khabour rivers, have been carried out to make this possible. This has enabled Hassakeh, capital of the governorate, to become the regions most important agricultural market. This beautiful town surrounded by greenery and flowers is a pleasant place to stop in.
Tal Brak (west of Tal Barri), where buildings from the Akkadian era, and little houses from the end of the Uruk era were uncovered;
Tal Chargarbazar (south-west of Kemichli) where fifteen archaeological layers have been identified, six of which are prehistoric, and five of which date between 3000 and 1600 B.C.;
Tal Halaf (120 km west of Kemichli) where the Gouzana has yielded Assyrian texts.
Tal Mozan: to the north of Hassakeh on the Syro-Turkish border. Buildings from the middle of the third millennium B.C., a temple and inscribed documents from the second half of the third millennium have been uncovered;
Tal Mohamad Diab: situated to the east of the Tal Mozan. Digs have yielded living quarters and tombs from the second half from the second millennium B.C.;
Tal Al-Hamidiyeh: north of the Tal Khazneh. In addition to the palace uncovered, the discovery of very important ninth-century B.C. cuneiform texts is worth noting;
Tal Aryan ( Ajaja): Remains of an Assyrian palace were found. It is the only hill whose original name was known in AL-Kabour area which contains a number of historical hills that are being dug for further historical discoveries.
Tal Barri: to the north of the Tal Hamidieh, rough brick buildings from the sixth century A.D. were found;
Tal Beidar: a high town with stratigraphic succession with elements of domestic architecture from the Parthian period;
Tal Khwera: situated between Ras Al Ain and Tal Abiad. Discovery of a large temple dating back to the third millennium B.C.
Tal Hammam al-Turkman: north of Raqqa. An administrative building from the middle of the bronze age and tablets and seals have been found;
Tal Kashkashouk: the discovery of marvelous statuettes prove that ceramics go back to the time of the Tal Halaf;
Tal Gudeda: south of Tal Atij. Rough brick buildings have been found;
Tal Tneinir: south of Tal Gudeda. Discovery of a church, ornate pieces from wall paintings, etc;
Tal Khalif: Is located near Ras- Al-Ain where an Aramean city was prosperous in the middle of the second millennium B.C. as well as a huge Aramean temple built by king Kabara Bin Kharyano. A collection of ruins belonging to this site can be seen in Aleppo museum including statues of the Goddess Ashtar riding on a lion as well as god Hadad also riding a lion. There are also paintings of old myths.
Tal Mashnaqua: rough brick buildings.
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