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This chapter provides sumerograms that are transcribed in caps without normalizations. The sumerograms KUR and URU are assumed to have been read as Akkadian words and thus are not raised above the line. Normalizations of proper nouns in the translations usually seek to represent the true conjectured form, e.g. Yapaʿu instead of Yapaḫu. Still, some well-known GN's such as Jerusalem, have the customary English form. In such matters, the only consistency is inconsistency. A central component in the documented cultural and political life of the Ancient Near Eastern Late Bronze Age is the collection of cuneiform documents known as the Amarna tablets. The year 2007 marked the one hundred twentieth anniversary since antiquities dealers in Egypt began to acquire cuneiform tablets and fragments from the site known today as Tell el-Amarna.

Keywords: Amarna tablets; Ancient Near Eastern Late Bronze Age; cuneiform tablets; sumerograms



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