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Amarna: the cuneiform tablets

In 1887 a woman from Amarna found nearly 400 cuneiform tablets. The tablets contain international diplomatic correspondence of the Amarna period, of the utmost importance for studying the history of the Near East in the 14th century BC.

Petrie located the building in which the tablets were found and finally uncovered some further tablets.

building at Amarna

cuneiform tablets published by Petrie, click on the image
(Petrie 1894: pl. XXXI)

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