Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh

Photo by Can Sarica.

Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Kültepe-Kanesh consists of a tell, the actual Kültepe, and a lower town, where an Assyrian settlement was found. The city was the administrative centre of the complex trade network established between the north Mesopotamian city of Ashur and Anatolia during the first quarter of the second millennium B.C. 23,500 baked clay tablets (“Kültepe texts”) have been found here which were the first written documents of Anatolia.

Map of Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh

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Full Name
Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh
Country
Turkey
Added
2014
Type
Cultural
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2014 Added to Tentative List

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