Date of imagery: 29 Aug 2002 05 Apr 2016

Heritage Resource E27

Resource Summary

Resource ID
EAMENA-0116917
Names
Ebla ( Toponym )
Ebla (Tell Mardikh) ( Designation )
تل مرديخ ( Toponym )
Tell Mardikh ( Toponym )
World Heritage Tentative List 1293 ( Designation )
Overall Site Certainty
Definite
Site function(s)
Funerary/Memorial ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Industrial/Productive ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Public ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Defensive/Fortification ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Status/Display/Monumental ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Trade/Commercial ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Domestic ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Religious ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Cultural periods
Early Bronze Age 1 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Bronze Age 2 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Bronze Age 3 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Early Bronze Age 4 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Middle Bronze Age I (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Middle Bronze Age 2 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Late Bronze Age 1 (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Late Bronze Age 2/Late Late Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age 1 (Southern Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age 2 (Southern Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age 3 (Southern Levant) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Persian (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Hellenistic (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Roman (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Byzantine (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )

Classification

Feature forms within Heritage Resource
Bank/Wall ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Bank/Wall ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Cleared Area ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Colour/Texture Difference ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Depression/Hollow ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 21 to 50 ( Number )
Large Mound ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Large Mound ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Pit/Shaft/Tunnel ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Platform/Terrace ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 21 to 50 ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 11 to 20 ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Feature intepretations within Heritage Resource
Fort/Fortress/Castle ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Gateway/Arch/Intersection ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
House/Dwelling ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Palace/High Status Complex ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Production/Processing (Unclassified) ( Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Ramparts/Fortification/Defensive Earthwork ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Settlement/Habitation Site ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Storage Facility ( Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Tell ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Temple/Sanctuary/Shrine ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 6 to 10 ( Number )
Tomb/Grave/Burial ( Type ) High ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Tomb/Grave/Burial ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 21 to 50 ( Number )

Condition

Overall condition of resource
Fair
Overall disturbance extent
91-100%
Types of disturbances affecting the resource
Natural - Cause: Wind Action - To: 1967-10-01
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - To: 1967-10-01
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Ploughing - To: 1967-10-01
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2004-09-01
Archaeological - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - From: 1964-01-01 - To: 2010-12-31
Military - Cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling) - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03
Military - Cause: Construction - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03
Military - Cause: Road/Track - From: 2014-06-19 - To: 2014-08-04
Looting - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-12-21
Natural - Cause: Wind Action - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2015-08-16
Military - Cause: Road/Track - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2015-08-16
Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Ploughing - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2015-08-16
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2015-10-01 - To: 2015-10-01
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2015-11-12 - To: 2015-11-12
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2016-02-25 - To: 2016-02-25
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2016-02-26 - To: 2016-02-26
Development - Cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling) - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Development - Cause: Dumping - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Looting - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Construction - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Defensive/Fortification - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Excavation (Bulldozing/Machinery) - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Occupation/Continued Use - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Stationary Vehicle - To: 2017-02-21
Military - Cause: Demolition - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21
Potential impact factors on the resource
Military - Potential cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling)
Military - Potential cause: Construction
Military - Potential cause: Demolition
Development - Potential cause: Dumping
Military - Potential cause: Excavation (Bulldozing/Machinery)
Looting - Potential cause: Excavation (Unclassified)
Military - Potential cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry
Military - Potential cause: Gunfire/Light Weaponry
Military - Potential cause: Occupation/Continued Use
Agricultural/Pastoral - Potential cause: Ploughing
Military - Potential cause: Road/Track
Infrastructure/Transport - Potential cause: Road/Track
Military - Potential cause: Stationary Vehicle
Military - Potential cause: Structural Robbing
Natural - Potential cause: Vegetation/Crops
Natural - Potential cause: Wind Action

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List From: 1999-06-08

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