Amarna Letter from Abdi-Tirshi

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published on 16 September 2016

This clay tablet is part of the Amarna letters. This letter was sent from Abdi-Tirshi (King of Hazor) to Amenhotep III or Akhenaten. Abdi-Tirshi reassures the pharaoh that he is loyal and is keeping his cities in good order. The letter was written in Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions; the writing is complex and parts of many signs are indistinct. 14th century BCE. From Tell el-Amarna, Egypt. (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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