ISSN: 0041-4255
e-ISSN: 2791-6472

Remzi Kuzuoğlu

Aksaray University, Faculty of Science and Letter, Department of History

Keywords: Aksaray, Acemhöyük, Old Assyrian Period, Cuneiform, Sarıkaya Palace, Bullae


Acemhöyük, which is located within the boundaries of Yeşilova Town, approximately 18 km to the northwest of Aksaray, one of the most important archaeological centers of Anatolia. As a result of excavations carried out here until the present-day, many archaeological findings have been uncovered that shed light on ancient Anatolian history. Two more documents written in Old Assyrian were acquired for the Acemhöyük cuneiform written record archives in the excavation activities realized in 2012 and 2013. The first of these two documents was a label found in 2012. The other was a tablet, which was awaited for a long time from Acemhöyük and found in 2013. These two documents once again show that Acemhöyük, one of the main cities of Anatolia in the last periods of the Old Assyrian Period, preserved its importance when the economic relations between Anatolia and Northern Mesopotamia decreased. Furthermore, this ancient settlement place displays once again what an important archaeological center it is for Ancient Anatolian history.