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.
      This is a temporary website, which offers:
  1. Urkesh at a glance
  2. a general overview for the first time visitor, and
  3. the Urkesh Electronic Library, with all the project publications as well as 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. To access the beta version of the current website please see urkesh.org .