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Sultantepe is located not far from Harran, near Şanlıurfa, Turkey. This is a tell of 50 meters wide by 100 meters long and 50 meters high. These impressive dimensions are ruins of an Assyrian city reoccupied during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In the middle of the last century, cuneiform tablets were found there from excavations done by a British and Turkish team led by Seton Lloyd. They were from a library of a priest containing various school texts, rituals and literary items such as the Epic of Gilgamesh.

These works, with other issues of the excavations of Nineveh, have inspired our contemporaries on creation myths:

The tablets are of the oldest archaeological level found in this site at the time of the Assyrian empire, from the 8th to 6th century BC. The translation of these texts showed that the town was called Huzirina. This city is mentioned in various annals of Assyrian kings of the 1st millennium BCE.

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My notes of veracity :

Sultantepe was Huzirina during the Assyrian Empire : 3/5

Tag(s) : #Region:Anatolie, #Empire of Assyria

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