The archive of cuneiform clay tablets from Bogazköy (ancient Hattusas) presents the only extant recorded material about the civilization of Hittites, one of the most powerful political organisations of the Middle East during the 2nd millennium B.C. Most of our knowledge relating to that period of history in Asia Minor and partially in the Middle East come from the cuneiform tablets found at Bogazköy. This archive that totals up nearly 25.000 tablets includes the records of social, political, commercial, military, religious, legislative and artistic lives of the era.

The archive includes tablets of Treaty of Quadesh signed between Hittites and Egypt. This well-known treaty of "eternal peace" guaranteed peace and security throughout the area. Read more about this item on the UNESCO Memory of the World website

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Capital: Ankara
Region: Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America

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