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Occupation at Ziyaret Tepe is documented from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BC) to the Medieval period (15th century AD). During most of this time, Ziyaret Tepe was a small village a few hectares in extent. During the Middle and Late Assyrian periods, archaeological and textual references suggest that the settlement expanded into a city of 32 hectares (79 acres). The timeline above covers the basic chronology of the Assyrians and the place of Tushhan (ancient Ziyaret Tepe) within their kingdom.