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Cuneiform letter & an envelope.
19th c BCE Mesopotamian Assyrian Document

ASSYRIAN EARLY COLONY PERIOD Anonymous (1920 BCE-1740 BCE) (active 1920 BCE - 1740 BCE) Primary
c. 1850 BCE
19th c BCE
Assyrian
Kultepe (Kanesh). Turkey.
London. British Museum.
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Letter (tablet plus small supplement) from Ashur-malik in Ashur to his brother Ashur-idi in Kanesh complaining about the lack of winter supplies. Thousands of letters were found at Kultepe (ancient Kanesh) all written by merchants who had come to Kanesh from Ashur in Assyria to establish a karum (trading center) c.1900 BCE.

Caption: ASSYRIAN EARLY COLONY PERIOD (1920 BCE-1740 BCE) | Cuneiform letter & an envelope. | c. 1850 BCE | Mesopotamian | Assyrian

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