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By Nancy Badra

Within about 3000 BC began the process of urbanization, shifting to build big cities, northeast Syria, in the beginning of the Early Bronze Age. The archaeologists were able to identify the above-mentioned urbanization process in different civilized criteria according to the region where it was established. For example, in the Upper Mesopotamia specifically from Nineveh, north of Iraq, to the Khabour Basin in the northeast Syria called the Ninevite 5 period. This period was characterized by several features the most important was the organization and functional specialization followed in the sites of the Khabour Basin, this organization was differs somewhat from previous periods, and characterized by the presence of storage facilities in the Middle Khabour Basin, it seems that these sites had shared the work among themselves to serve certain purposes, either internal or external like export and trade. Thus, these storage facilities remain one of the most special civilization characteristics till the end of the Ninevite 5 period, and then they have been disappeared. On the other hand, the settlement stopped in some areas while stayed as it is in others for some time before moving to the next period “Akkadian Empire”.

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