Ancient Worlds - BBC Two
Episode 1 “Come Together”
The “Kanesh Tablets”, clay Cuneiform tablets found in the archaeological site of Kültepe, ancient city of Kanesh, Anatolia, Turkey.
Kanesh produced, up to now, 23.500 cuneiform tablets, recorded in the Old Assyrian dialect of the Akkadian language using the cuneiform script, the knowledge of which came into Anatolia with Assyrian merchants in the 2nd millennium BC. The city was a major trading center so the majority of the tablets are of a commercial and legal nature. Personal letters describing the quality of trade goods, family relations, prices, foodstuffs, marriage proposals and other daily affairs have also been found.
The tablets are the earliest written documents which illustrated the ancient Anatolian history.