Ancient Kanesh
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The inhabitants were unable to carry their possessions away, which explains why so much beautiful pottery has been excavated.In a world of physical history that left us, in some instances, no documentation to make the people seem alive, Kanesh is one of the great exceptions.

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Ancient Kanesh: A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia

Life, society and economy at this site, even the family affairs and personal relationships of its inhabitants, were recorded on clay tablets in the Old Assyrian dialect of the Akkadian language using the cuneiform (wedge-shaped) script, the knowledge of which came into Anatolia with Assyrian merchants. Dont be so Shy More than 23,000 elaborate clay tablets from private merchant houses provide a detailed description of a system of long-distance trade that reached from central Asia to the Black Sea region and the Aegean.Settlement resumed shortly afterwards in what is designated as Level Ib). Kingdom of the Hittites: New Edition.

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These are the earliest written documents which illustrated the ancient Anatolian history.They came from a land of a vast number of exotic ruins from an unimaginably ancient past. Due to the excellent degree of preservation at the site, locked archive rooms, storage spaces packed with pre-sale merchandise and household items have been recovered intact.The large Warshama Palace was preceded by the earlier Old Palace of Level 8 and the South Terrace Palace, a well-equipped structure boasting long corridors and an open courtyard. Craftsmen of this time and place specialised in animal-shaped earthen drinking vessels, which were often used for religious rituals.The texts record common activities such as trade between Kanesh and the city state of Assur and between Assyrian merchants and local people.

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Ancient Kanesh: A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia

It was inhabited for approximately 300 years. As for the monumental palaces on the Upper Mound, these were multifunctional structures serving commercial, administrative and storage functions as well as being royal residences.Czech philologist Bedrich Hrozny, one of the great forgotten scholars but an example of how not to excavate, began unlocking the history of the tablets and Kanesh in 1925. Flyte A great deal of work towards the protection and restoration of exposed remains have taken place at the site. The Wrong Side of Goodbye One can expect much more to emerge from further excavation of Kanesh, and as yet little of the residential portions of Assur itself has been excavated, so only a few clay tablets have been found there so far.

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The city flourished c. Clearly decision making was not as simple as the official propaganda portrayed it, at least not in early Assyria.Because these Assyrian colonists concerned themselves with long distance trade, these archives open up a special view of culture, economics, and geography over 3,500 years ago. Das E-Commerce Buch One is not surprised to learn that four thousand years ago human beings were not perceptibly different from us, but who could have anticipated that it would be possible to gain such a direct glimpse into the thoughts and activities of our fellows at such a remove of time? Jan Hus und die böhmische Reformation Although they are written in Old Assyrian, the Hittite loanwords and names in the texts are the oldest record of any Indo-European language (see also Ishara).