(EA stands for El Amarna; the numbering of the letters in Knudtzon 1907/ Knudtzon 1915)
The letters are written in cuneiform, most in Akkadian language, with only a few in other languages (EA 15 - Assyrian; EA 24 - Hurrian, EA 31-32 - Hittite)
382 tablets: 32 are different kind of texts, myths and epics, syllabaries, lexical texts; 350 are letters
over 40 letters came from powers that dealt with Egypt on a basis of equality:
Babylonia (EA 1-14), Assyria (15-16), Mittani (EA 17, 19-30), Arzawa (EA 31-32), Alashia (33-40) and Hatti (EA 41-44)
the other letters are from vassals in Syria-Palestine
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