A Temple of Adda at Aleppo

Claude Mariottini directs us to an article in the November/December 2009 issue of Archaeology Magazine about the Late Bronze Age temple to Adda discovered by German and Syrian archeologists among the ruins of Ottoman palaces in Aleppo. As the Archaeology Magazine piece says, “Adda was known variously as Addu, Teshup, Tarhunta, and Hadad.” Why didn’t they mention Ba’al as yet another name? I’m not sure.
But apparently, the Kay Kohlmeyer led team was not the first to expose this temple, “. . . Hellenistic people, perhaps digging for valuables, exposed some of the reliefs. Awed by what they found, and possibly fearful of desecrating an ancient holy site, they left the stones intact.”
Abnormally interesting stuff.