(V. Seton-Williams: Iraq
23) - photo used by permission of Dominique Collon
Arpad was the capital of the Aramaean city-state of Bit-Agusi in the 1st
millennium BC. The tell was excavated by Veronica Seton-Williams in the 1950s and 60s.
Today, access to the site is difficult, but it is possible to see a certain amount from
the side of the tell. Most visible are mud brick fortification wall
belonging to the Middle Bronze Age (16th - 15th centuries BC), and also
several courses of basalt and limestone masonry, possibly belonging to the