Introduction by Cécile Michel, IAA President

Dear colleagues, members of the IAA,

Cécile MichelAs you may know, on July 24 in Warsaw, during the general meeting of the International Association for Assyriology, I was elected as the new president of the Association for the next four years. I am extremely honored for the confidence placed in me. With the help and goodwill of all IAA members, I shall do my best to be worthy of this trust. Continue reading Introduction by Cécile Michel, IAA President

Interdisciplinary Conference: 1st Kültepe International Meeting

By Fikri Kulakoğlu and Cécile Michel.

Kültepe, the ancient city of Kaneš, is regularly excavated since 1948. Until 2005, excavations were directed by Tahsin Özgüç; he was assisted by Kutlu Emre, who worked at Kültepe for 59 years (2005-2013). Since 2006, excavations go on under the direction of Fikri Kulakoğlu. Kültepe has always been a very prolific site. It provided many artefacts and data for a wide range of disciplines. Moreover, almost every year the archaeologists find new Old Assyrian tablets. The total number of texts discovered at Kültepe, about 22 500, for the great majority in the lower town, places this site among the richest supplier of cuneiform texts from the whole Near East. Continue reading Interdisciplinary Conference: 1st Kültepe International Meeting