[trade post] Karum (Akkadian: kārum `quay, port, commercial district`, plural kārū, from Sumerian kar `fortification (of a harbor), break-water`) is the name given to ancient Assyrian trade posts in Anatolia (modern Turkey) from the 20th to 18th centuries BC. The main centre of karum trading was at the ancient town of Kanesh. == Assyrian...
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(from the article `Kültepe`) ...that time, Indo-European Hittites had already settled in Anatolia and assimilated into the indigenous population. From about the 20th to the 18th ... ...Konya Plain. By agreement with the indigenous rulers, to whom they paid taxes, the merchants established themselves in colonies in the suburbs of .....
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