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Kikkuli was the Hurrian "master horse trainer" (assussanni) of the land Mitanni" (A-AŠ-ŠU-UŠ-ŠA-AN-NI ŠA KUR URUMI-IT-TA-AN-NI) and author of a chariot horse training text written primarily in the Hittite language (as well as an Old Indo-Aryan language, similar to Sanskrit, as seen in numerals and loan-words), dating to the Hittite New Kingdom (around 1400 BCE). The text is notable both for the information it provides about the development of Indo-European languages (both Hittite and the Indo-Aryan superstrate in Mitanni) and for its content. The text was inscribed on cuneiform tablets discovered during excavations of Boğazkale and Ḫattuša in 1906 and 1907.

Kikkuli text. Clay tablet, a training program for chariot horses. Purchase, provenance unknown. 14th century BCE. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany
Kikkuli text. Clay tablet, a training program for chariot horses. Purchase 1909, provenance unknown. 14th century BCE. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, VAT 6693
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