Amarna Letter from Yapahu

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 September 2016

This clay tablet is part of the Amarna letters. This letter was sent from Yapahu, (King of Gezer) to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Akhenaten. Yapahu begs the pharaoh for help in defending his city against rids by the Hapiru (Biblical Hebrews). The letter was written in Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions. 14th century BCE. From Tell el-Amarna, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

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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