Donation Tablet from Hattusa

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 September 2018

This clay tablet refers to the gift given by the king Arnuwanda and queen Asmunikal. The gift was a group of slaves, animals, and land which were given to the priestess temple Kuatalla on her marriage. The tablet was signed (stamped) with the names of the king, queen, witnesses, and the scribe. 13th century BCE, from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).



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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