Kayseri Kültepe Archaeological Site

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Kültepe was the center of the Poodle Kingdom in the 2nd millennium B.C and the chief city of the Assyrian Trading Colony system in Anatolia. Almost 20 kilometers northeast of Kayseri went (ex Askasipa or Argeus) in the middle of a fertile plain at the foot of Sivas east-west through the city southeast-west and from south to North, reaching the junction of the highway is located in historic and scenic.

Nature provides the advantage that, especially today than 4 thousand years ago, his Old-World Trade and politics since the end of three thousand years before Christ, and increased the importance and especially 2 thousand in the first quarter of Anatolia and Syria-Mesopotamia between important trade and cultural center enabled it to become had. Its ancient name, according to cuneiform documents, is Kaniş or Neşa. Kaniş is the oldest kingdom of Anatolia, which was mentioned in Mesopotamian written documents even in the last quarter of the three millennium B.C. The name Kültepe has been known since 1871, when cuneiform documents, distributed to world museums and Sundays of antiquities and described as “Cappadocian tablets”, first appeared. With tens of thousands of archaeological and philological artifacts discovered during excavations carried out since 1948, Kültepe is one of the few most important centers of Anatolian and world archaeology.

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08:30-19:00 Saturday 08:30-19:00 Sunday 08:30-19:00
Box Office Closed 18:30
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08:30-17:30 Saturday 08:30-17:30 Sunday 08:30-08:30
Box Office Closed 17:15

Kayseri Kültepe Archaeological Site Sivas Yolu 21. Km, Karahöyük Mahallesi Prof. Dr. Kutlu EMRE Sokak Kocasinan/KAYSERİ
kayserimuzesi@kultur.gov.tr
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