The Karahna Festivals Tablet from Hattusa

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2018
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This clay tablet describes the ceremonies in honor of various gods, as celebrated by the Hittite Kings at various sites. The Karahna festivals consist of 7 ceremonies, each one lasting 3 days. For instance, the 4th festival celebrates the god ZABABA on the Hura mountain. 13th century BCE, from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Karahna Festivals Tablet from Hattusa." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.