Date of imagery: 29 Aug 2002 05 Apr 2016

Heritage Place

Resource Summary

Resource ID
EAMENA-0116917
Names
VLW_579_0_0 ( Alternative Reference )
تل مرديخ ( Toponym )
Ebla (Tell Mardikh) ( Designation )
World Heritage Tentative List 1293 ( Designation )
Tell Mardikh ( Toponym )
Ebla ( Toponym )
Overall Archaeological Certainty
No archaeological certainty recorded
Definite
Cultural periods
No cultural period recorded
Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Early Bronze Age, 1-3 (Northern Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Late Bronze Age 2 (Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Classical/Pre-Islamic (Levant/Mesopotamia/Iran/Northern Arabia) ( Period ) Post-Achaemenid/Hellenistic/Seleucid (Levant/Mesopotamia/Iran) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Middle Bronze Age 2 (Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Middle Bronze Age 1 (Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Classical/Pre-Islamic (Levant/Mesopotamia/Iran/Northern Arabia) ( Period ) Roman Imperial (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Iron Age, Post-Assyrian/Achaemenid/Persian (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Iron Age, Early (Northern Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Iron Age (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Iron Age, Middle (Northern Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Bronze Age (Levant) ( Period ) Late Bronze Age 1 (Levant) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )
Classical/Pre-Islamic (Levant/Mesopotamia/Iran/Northern Arabia) ( Period ) Byzantine (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period Detail ) Definite ( Certainty )

Archaeological Assessment

Feature forms within the Heritage Place
No feature forms recorded
Large Mound ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Large Mound ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Colour/Texture Difference ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty )

Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Cleared Area ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty )

Platform/Terrace ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty )

Bank/Wall ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Bank/Wall ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Pit/Shaft/Tunnel ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Depression/Hollow ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty )

Feature intepretations within Heritage Place
No feature interpretations recorded
Tomb/Grave/Burial ( Type ) 1 ( Number ) High ( Certainty )

Tomb/Grave/Burial ( Type ) 21 to 50 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Fort/Fortress/Castle ( Type ) 2 to 5 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

House/Dwelling ( Type ) Unknown ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Storage Facility ( Type ) 1 ( Number ) High ( Certainty )

Production/Processing (Unclassified) ( Type ) 1 ( Number ) High ( Certainty )

Temple/Sanctuary/Shrine ( Type ) 6 to 10 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Tell ( Type ) 2 to 5 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Gateway/Arch/Intersection ( Type ) 2 to 5 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Palace/High Status Complex ( Type ) 6 to 10 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Ramparts/Fortification/Defensive Earthwork ( Type ) 6 to 10 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )

Settlement/Habitation Site ( Type ) 1 ( Number ) Definite ( Certainty )


Condition

Overall condition of resource
No overall condition recorded
Fair
Overall disturbance extent
No overall disturbance extent recorded
91-100%
Types of disturbances affecting the resource
No disturbance assessment recorded
Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Demolition/Destruction - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Stationary Vehicle - Cause certainty: Definite - Before: 2017-02-21

Category: Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Occupation/Continued Use - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - Cause certainty: High - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2016-02-26 - To: 2016-02-26

Category: Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2004-09-01

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Excavation (Bulldozing/Machinery) - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Defensive/Fortification - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Ploughing - Cause certainty: High - Before: 1967-10-01

Category: Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: High - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: High - From: 2014-06-19 - To: 2014-08-04

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Construction - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Agricultural/Pastoral - Cause: Ploughing - Cause certainty: High - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2015-08-16

Category: Looting/Illegal Activities - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - Cause certainty: High - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-12-21

Category: Archaeological - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 1964-01-01 - To: 2010-12-31

Category: Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: Definite - Before: 1967-10-01

Category: Looting/Illegal Activities - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Construction - Cause certainty: High - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03

Category: Building and Development - Cause: Dumping - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2015-11-12 - To: 2015-11-12

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Road/Track - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2015-08-16

Category: Natural - Cause: Wind Action - Cause certainty: High - From: 1967-10-01 - To: 2015-08-16

Category: Natural - Cause: Wind Action - Cause certainty: High - Before: 1967-10-01

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - Cause certainty: Medium - From: 2015-10-01 - To: 2015-10-01

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling) - Cause certainty: High - From: 2011-08-22 - To: 2014-04-03

Category: Military/Armed Conflict - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2016-02-25 - To: 2016-02-25

Category: Building and Development - Cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling) - Cause certainty: Definite - From: 2014-08-04 - To: 2017-02-21

Threat(s) to the resource
No threat assessment recorded
Threat category: Natural
Potential cause: Vegetation/Crops/Trees
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Structural Robbing
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Stationary Vehicle
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Occupation/Continued Use
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Gunfire/Light Weaponry
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Excavation (Bulldozing/Machinery)
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Building and Development
Potential cause: Dumping
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Demolition/Destruction
Cause probability: Possible

Threat category: Natural
Potential cause: Wind Action
Cause probability: Possible

Threat category: Infrastructure/Transport
Potential cause: Road/Track
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Looting/Illegal Activities
Potential cause: Excavation (Unclassified)
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Agricultural/Pastoral
Potential cause: Ploughing
Cause probability: Possible

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Clearance (Bulldozing/Levelling)
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Construction
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Road/Track
Cause probability: Probable

Threat category: Military/Armed Conflict
Potential cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry
Cause probability: Probable


Designations

Designation and Protection Status

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

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