Hattusili III's Letter to Kadasman-Enlil II

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 September 2018

This clay tablet represents a letter from Ḫattušili III (king of the Hittite Empire) to Kadašman-Enlil II (Kadashman-Enlil II; the Kassite king of Babylon). The beginning reads "I mourned for your father and shed tears for him. I sent a messenger (ambassador)." The rest of the text mentions how they should unite in wars against the Egyptians. 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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