Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic & Historical Film Festival 2020 | Special Virtual Edition

THUS, SPEAKS TARĀM-KŪBI, ASSYRIAN CORRESPONDENCE

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About 4 000 years ago, Assyrian merchants established a commercial settlement in the ancient city of Kaneš, within Central Anatolia. They came from Aššur, north of Mesopotamia.

We have come to understand their history through their writings on clay tablets that have stood the test of time: more than 22 500 cuneiform tablets have been unearthed from archaeological site of Kültepe.

How these Mesopotamian clay tablets arrived in Anatolia and what do they tell us?

The voice of Tarām-Kūbi, an Assyrian woman who corresponded with her brother and her husband in Kaneš, takes us back in time.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    46 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Vanessa TUBIANA-BRUN
  • Screenwriter
    Cécile MICHEL, Vanessa TUBIANA-BRUN