The Old Assyrian Merchant Archives of Kültepe

Documentary heritage submitted by Turkey and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

The Old Assyrian merchant archives consisting of ca 23,500 tablets from Kültepe constitute a unique textual corpus in world history. The trade is documented in great detail through the archives, alongside the daily intricacies of the families and their commercial and private dealings with the local population. 

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Turkey
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