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Letter in cuneiform

Letter in cuneiform





Artist : Anonymous


Material : Clay
Acquisition : Rogers Fund (1924)
Item 19 on 40
Ancient Egypt
Writing

Vitrine : 1

Areas related
Assyrie

Description   

This letter, written in dialect of Akkadien language, was sent by the rulers of Assyria and Tyre to the king of Egypt. It expresses Assyria's desire to renew relations with Egypt after a period of relative seclusion. An other letter states that the ruler of Tyre, a vassal of Egypt, has carried out the commands of Egyptian king and is protectiong the city. The letters are remarkable for the light they shed on the historical and international situation of the time and also reveal the bilingualism of the age.
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Letter in cuneiform
Anonyme
Néferkhéperou Rê (Akhénaton - Aménophis IV)