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Old September 13th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #1

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Karum Kanesh: Assyrians in central Anatolia 2000-1500 BC

Karum Kanesh is the better known settlement of Assyrians in Anatolia.

I knew of this place before but didn't paid much attention to it until now.

From my point of view, is one of the jewels of archeology and history. A colonoy of Mesopotamian traders in the Anatolian highlands, who left a full library of texts (thousands) of huge, inmense importance. To begin with, the first Indoeropean words are attested there, they are older than texts from Hattusa. But that's even of little importance in comparation to information described on life on early second millenium BC.

I would like to expand our knowledge on Assyrian presence in the area, which were the other trade outpost, how interacted Assyrians and Anatolians, and whatever text available of that golden library.
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