Urkesh, today a small village known as Tell Mozan, was a major political and religious center of the Hurrians – an elusive population of the ancient Near East.
    Our excavations have shown that they had developed a strong urban civilization, at the very dawn of history, some 6000 years ago.
    A temple dominated the ancient skyline, at the top of a built-up terrace that rivaled the nearby mountains.
    A large royal palace, currently under excavation, has yielded written evidence that has allowed us to identify the ancient city.
Urkesh
      This is a temporary website, which offers:
  1. a general overview for the first time visitor, and
  2. the Urkesh Electronic Library with an online publication of books and articles about the excavations. Alphabetical and Chronological.
     We are actively working on a full-fledged website aimed at both the scholars and the broad public. If you wish to be notified when the complete website opens, or for any any other question relating to our website, please write to maillist@urkesh.org.