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16 October 2005
Ancient tablets unearthed in Turkey

Tablets belonged to Hittite and Asurian trade colonies, and stone-relief of Hittite gods were unearthed during excavations in Kayalipinar ruins near Yildizeli town of central Turkish city of Sivas..
     German Marburg University Department of Archaeology Chairman Prof. Dr. Andreas Muller Karpe headed this year's excavations in the ruins. During the 50-day excavations, tablets belonged to Hittite and Asurian trade colonies, and stone-relief of Hittite gods were brought to light.
     Ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria who flourished from 1600 to 1200 BCE, the Hittites, a nation of Indo-European connection, were supposed to have entered Cappadocia around 1800 BCE.

Source: TurkishPress.com (15 October 2005)

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