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Açemhöyük or Acemhöyük Settlement mound in the central plain of Anatolia, which has been identified with the city of Burushkhattum (the HITTITE Purushkhanda). The site has been excavated since 1963 by Nimet Özgüç, revealing occupation levels stretching back to the 5th millennium BC. The city reached a peak of prosperity in stratum 5, dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c.2000–1500 BC), when the colonies of Old ASSYRIAN merchants were thriving at Kanesh (KÜLTEPE), Hattusas (BOGHAZKÖY) and Burushkattum itself. It is to this phase that Özgüç dates a massive Hittite palace complex, which is still only partially excavated.

Archaeology—Dictionaries. I. Shaw, Ian, – . II. Jameson, Robert. - 1999Copied