During 1978, 25 cuneiform tablets were found on the tell Ali. This site is located on the left bank of the Little Zab, at a place where passengers from Assur to Arrapha (or Nuzi) were to cross it, about 40 km from Kirkuk (or Kirkuk), in the present country of Iraq.
The tablets, dating from the 13th century BCE, refer mostly to sheep breeding and to the manufacture of wool.
The tablets found allowed the identification of the place: Atmannu.
These texts have inspired our contemporaries. They give a good view of the administrative management of a small agricultural town in the Assyrian kingdom. The work of wool was carried out in a "palace" by slaves, mainly women.