Tell Nahariyah

Tell Nahariyah
Location 2.7km north of Rayak
Region Bekaa Valley
Type Tell
Cultures Neolithic. Bronze Age
Site notes
Excavation dates 1963
Archaeologists Diana Kirkbride, Maurice Dunand, Lorraine Copeland, James Mellaart
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

Tell Nahariyah is an archaeological site in the Beqaa Mohafazat (Governorate) in Lebanon. It is located c. 2.7 miles (4.3 km) south of Rayak situated on the left bank of the Litani river. It was discovered in 1963 by Diana Kirkbride who examined recovered material with Maurice Dunand.[1] Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age materials were found and discussed by James Mellaart and Lorraine Copeland.[2] The area is now under cultivation.[1]


  1. 1 2 Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut; Lebanon) (1969). Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph, pp.77-78. Impr. catholique. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. James Mellaart (1965). Earliest Civilizations of the Near East. (Illustr.). Thames and Hudson1c [1965]. ISBN 978-0-500-29004-0. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
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