ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Tablets with cuneiform inscriptions that were discovered at the KE-ltepe archaeological site in Kayseri province during archeological excavations last week have revealed that 300 current Turkish words were in use in the Akkadian language 5,000 years ago.
The cuneiform writings of KE-ltepe are the oldest documents found in modern-day Turkey.
We could then use deutero-cuneiform
for the archaic Ur texts, distinguish relatives by subscripts "alpha" and "beta," and soon we could have a whole family of Greek cuneiforms
He indicated that 17,000 cuneiforms
have been unearthed including economic, administrative and literary texts.
The Syrian-Spanish archeological mission working in the site of Tell Qaber Abu al-Atiq (hill), 75 km north of Deir Ezzor, found a collection of cuneiforms
dating back to the Middle Assyrian period.