Artifacts unearthed from the Kultepe of Türkiye will be exhibited

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Kultepe, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kanesh, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2014.

Kultepe is located 20 kilometers from the central province of Kayseri in Turkey. (AA Archives)

Some 350 other historical artifacts unearthed at the Kultepe archaeological site in Turkey are set to be displayed in museums.

The move is part of a conservation and dialogue program between Turkey and the EU, the head of the excavation team said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, Fikri Kulakoglu, a professor at Ankara University and head of the excavation team, said: “A total of 350 artefacts waiting in warehouses will take their place in museums.”

Excavation work has been going on in the area for about 75 years.

Most of the objects discovered on the site are kept in museums in the capital Ankara and in the province of Kayseri.

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According to UNESCO, the excavations at Kultepe

According to UNESCO, the excavations at Kultepe “uncovered a series of very important monumental administrative structures as well as private dwellings”. (AA)

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Kultepe, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kanesh, is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the central province of Kayseri in Turkey, at the foot of Mount Erciyes.

According to UNESCO, “scientific archaeological excavations at the site have unearthed a series of very important monumental administrative structures as well as private dwellings”.

Some 23,500 cuneiform tablets, the “largest corpus of private texts from the ancient Near East”, have been recovered from the site and consist of “the earliest written records of Anatolia, marking the beginning of Anatolian history”. .

Kultepe was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2014.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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