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By Mogens Trolle Larsen

the traditional Anatolian urban of Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey) was once a consistently inhabited web site from the early Bronze Age via Roman occasions. the town flourished c.2000–1750 BCE as an previous Assyrian alternate outpost and the earliest attested advertisement society in international background. greater than 23,000 complicated clay capsules from inner most service provider homes supply a close description of a approach of long-distance exchange that reached from significant Asia to the Black Sea zone and the Aegean. The texts list universal actions reminiscent of alternate among Kanesh and the town kingdom of Assur and among Assyrian retailers and native humans. The capsules let us know in regards to the economic system in addition to tradition, language, faith, and personal lives of people we will be able to determine via identify, profession, and occasionally even character. This ebook provides an in-depth account of this vivid Bronze Age Anatolian society, revealing the day-by-day lives of its inhabitants.

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