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A group of tells on the Diyala River in east-central Iraq with the best evidence for the threefold subdivision of the Mesopotamian Early Dynastic period (3rd millennium BC). The stratified ceramic sequence from Jemdet Nasr to the late Early Dynastic times, combined with the findings from Tell Asmar, provided this information A temple with ten building levels of the Jemdet Nasr and Early Dynastic periods was dedicated to the moon god Sin. A second Early Dynastic rectangular mudbrick temple faced onto a square court around which were grouped storehouses and priests' quarters. There are a number of burials beneath the floors of residential housing.