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By Mogens Trolle Larsen

the traditional Anatolian urban of Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey) used to be a continually inhabited website from the early Bronze Age via Roman instances. the town flourished c.2000–1750 BCE as an previous Assyrian exchange outpost and the earliest attested advertisement society in global background. greater than 23,000 difficult clay drugs from deepest service provider homes offer a close description of a process of long-distance exchange that reached from primary Asia to the Black Sea area and the Aegean. The texts list universal actions resembling exchange among Kanesh and the town nation of Assur and among Assyrian retailers and native humans. The pills let us know concerning the economic system in addition to tradition, language, faith, and personal lives of people we will determine by way of identify, profession, and occasionally even character. This ebook offers an in-depth account of this bright Bronze Age Anatolian society, revealing the day-by-day lives of its inhabitants.

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