The Kingdom of Wahšušana
Hasan Ali Şahi̇n
Keywords: Wahšušana, Kingdom, Kültepe
The present data about Wahsusana Monarchy rely on Kultepe tablets. There was a colony of Assyrian merchants in the city of Wahsusana which laid in the west as a significant state of the kingdom. The merchants bring the conventional necessities such as tin and textile from Assyria and refined copper from the Black Sea region. In return they transferred gold and silver to Assyria. Wahsusana, was around today's Kırıkkale [city near Ankara] and it had been an important trade center for the towns between north and south parts of Kızılırmak River in Second Millenium BC.