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Amarna Letter from Burna-Buriash II to Amenhotep III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2014
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This is one of the Amarna letters. In this clay tablet, the Kassite king Burna-Buriash II (in Babylon, Mesopotamia) corresponds with the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III, asking him to send more gold. Most of the Amarna letters were written in Akkadian cuneiform, rather than the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. From modern-day Tell el-Amarna, Al-Minya Governorate, Egypt. Circa 1350 BCE. ME E 29785. EA 9 (Amarna number). (The British Museum, London)

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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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