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Product Code: PA_ANA01

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This idol is one of the Bronze Age masterpieces, today kept in the Louvres, Paris, but found in Kültepe in central Anatolia. At the close of the early Bronze Age, around 2000 BC, Anatolia was home of the most learned and most elaborated societies, closely linked with the Sumeric and Assyrian empires. Did you know that these empires (from Aussur to today Turkey) had one regulated curriculum for their schools, the teachers and children, and that children were used to learn at least two languages, one dead language (later the Sumerian), so that, what today children learn with Latin and Greek is very similar to what had been taught then?
The stretch of land was also incredibly wealthy thanks to its strategic location between Asia with its silk trade route and Europe. The majority of the population lived in fortified settlements. Large Assyrian trading caravans made up of hundreds of donkeys loaded with textiles, herbs, silk and tin crossed the area. They paid tax to local leaders in exchange for protection and the right to establish trading posts (karums). Nevertheless, the various leaders were also more broadly connected and belonged to overarching cultural systems, yet not fully explored and understood.

Our idol

This is a handcrafted reproduction of museum quality
The original dates from around 2000 BC, found in Anatolia, Turkey
Made in The Netherlands
Height: 13cm

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