Amarna Letter from Biridiya

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published on 16 September 2016

This clay tablet is part of the Amarna letters. This letter was sent from Biridiya (King of Megiddo) to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Akhenaten. Biridiya accuses the King of Acco of treachery by releasing the captured Hapiru leader, Labayu, instead of sending him to Egypt. The letter was written in Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions. 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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