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Ancient Tablets Unearthed In Sivas
SIVAS - 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, sources told the A.A on Tuesday.

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 B.C., the Hittites, a nation of Indo-European connection, were supposed to have entered Cappadocia around 1800 B.C.

The Hittite empire, with its capital at Bogazkoy (also called as Hattusas), was the chief power and cultural force in Western Asia from 1400 to 1200 B.C.

Hittites used cuneiform script on their inscriptions. Also they used the hieroglyph form on some inscription, intended for ordinary people to understand the contents easily.
 

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