Tell Kazel is an important archaeological site and city-mound in present-day Syria. The site is identified with ancient Sumur, capital of Amurru and an Egyptian garrison city in the Late Bronze Age.
It has been suggested that Tell Laka, a small city-mound on the left bank of the Nahr el-Abrash, may have served as the ancient riverine port of Tell Kazel-Sumur.
Tell Kazel has been the subject of excavation since 1985 by a joint mission of the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and the Royal Museum of History and Art (Belgium), under the direction of Dr Leila Badre and Dr Eric Gubel. Read More...