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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: B. Siewert-Mayer, H. Kopp, W. Röllig, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Oct 14, 2020 03:14 PM History
Kaneš or Kanesh (Hittite: Neša) is located adjacent to modern Kültepe, thus at times the site is referred to as Kültepe Kaneš. The site was one of continuous occupation from the Chalcolithic period to the time of the Roman empire, although its cultural zenith was as a major Hittite site that was the site of a large merchant quarter (kârum) of the Old Assyrian kingdom (ca. twentieth to sixteenth centuries BC).

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    • Kaneš (Dialect of Akkadian Assyrian, unspecified date range)
    • Kaniš (Dialect of Akkadian Assyrian, 1750 BC - 330 BC)
    • Kültepe (Turkish, 1750 BC - AD 2000)
    • Neša (Hittite, 1450 BC - 1200 BC)



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Jeffrey Becker, B. Siewert-Mayer, H. Kopp, W. Röllig, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Kaneš: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 26 September 2021]

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