Amarna Letter

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published on 31 August 2015

Cuneiform tablet inscribed with a letter from Tushratta, king of Mitanni, to Amenhotep III of Egypt. It was found in Tell el-Amarna and dates from c. 1350 BC, when the city was known as Akhetaten. In this letter, the kings were negotiating a diplomatic mariage between Amenhotep III and a Mitanian princess. Tushratta asks for much gold as a bride-price. (The British Museum, London)


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Priscila Scoville
BA and MA in History. Universidade Federal do ParanĂ¡, Brazil. I currently study Ancient Egypt and its relations with the Near East in time of Akhenaten.

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