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Cuneiform Clay Tablets from Kanesh

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Carole Raddato
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published on 07 April 2019
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Clay tablets with cuneiform letters found at Kültepe in central Turkey (ancient Kanesh), 1900 BCE – 1700 BCE. They were all written by merchants who, from around 1900 BCE, had come to Kanesh from the city of Ashur in Assyria and established a karum (trading centre). Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, April 07). Cuneiform Clay Tablets from Kanesh. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10415/

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Raddato, Carole. "Cuneiform Clay Tablets from Kanesh." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10415/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Cuneiform Clay Tablets from Kanesh." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2019. Web. 27 Feb 2021.

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