Treaty Concerning Fugitive Slaves

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

24 November 2018
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The cuneiform inscription on this clay tablets narrates the treaty between king Idmiri of Alalakh (Tell Atchana) and Pillia of Kizzuwatna (Cilicia). It concerns the capture and transportation of escaped slaves. There is also a reference to Idrimi's overlord, the Mittanian king Paratarna. From Tell Atchana, in South-Eastern Turkey. Hittite period, c. 1480 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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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