Kültepe

Kültepe

Kültepe or Kanesh is an archaeological site in Kayseri Province, Turkey. The site inhabited continuously from the Chalcolithic to Roman times, flourished as an important Hattic, Hittite and Hurrian city, containing a large kārum (merchant colony) of the Old Assyrian Empire from 21st to 18th centuries BC.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Kayseri Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Chalcolithic

Later Cultures: Hittite + Hurrian + Assyrian + Roman

Site Features: Hittite & Assyrian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh

Date of Submission: 2014

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