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But there is no proof for this solution. 3. THE PERIOD OF KARUM KANESH LEVEL II Thanks to the new eponym list we know that level II lasted until ca. 1837 BC, the 35th year of Narom-Suen. 3, it is possible that the trade had already started under Erisurn's energetic predecessor llusumo, but if so probably first as a venture trade by visiting caravans, which used temporary lodgings (bel ubrim) , before Assyrian settlement in Kanesh took place. Whatever the exact date of its beginning, it is now clear that level II of korum Kanesh lasted well over a century, which implies developments over time, which we must try to map with the help of KEL.

151 Turkish museums in Adana, Ankara, Istanbul, and Kayseri in all also have ca. 500 "old" texts, acquired by purchase, dona- tion or confiscation. Their provenience, not from the ancient city mound (Kultepe, "Ash mound'), but from the lower town, called 1925 by forum Kanesh, now covered by fields and orchards, was discovered in 500 tablets. 152 B. Hrozny, whose one year excavation must have yielded perhaps Finally, in 1948, official excavations were started on behalf of the Turkish Historical (Turk Tarih Kurumu), under the direction of Professor Tahsin Society Ozquc of Ankara University, in later years carried out by his successor Kutlu Emre.

3, mentions that lkunurn (king no. 34) built the temple of Ereskigal. 83 According to Gaiter 1998, 4ff, on the rev. of R/iVtA 1, Sl, 1001 (read in line 21 [/u1-le-er) The obv. contains on inscription of Samsi-Adad I on his work on the some temple, which mentions lkunurr as his predecessor. 84 Mentioned by SamsT-Adad III in Rb1N11, 81, 1001. 85 In Veenhof 2003, 42f I considered the possibility that the early death of IkOnum prevented him from fulfilling his vow, a duty now performed by his son. 86 Gelb 1974; cf.

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