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Commentary, letter by letter

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This chapter presents a commentary and a new edition of the cuneiform letters from the site of El-Amarna based on collations of all extant tablets/collated, transcribed and translated by Anson F. Rainey; edited by William M. Scheidewind. It describes around 382 letters. The first letter is written by Amenḥotep III, the King of Egypt, to Kadashman-Enlil, the King of Babylon. The second letter is written by Kadashman-Enlil, the King of Babylon to Amenḥotep III. Almost all of the Berlin texts were photographed by Juan-Pablo Vita and Joachim Marzahn. Photographs of EA 369 were provided by Eric Gubel. Regarding the new collations, the Cairo tablets were collated in January 1980 and February 1981 with the full cooperation of Dr. Mohammad Saleh, then curator of the New Kingdom Department of the Cairo Museum.

Keywords: Anson F. Rainey; Berlin texts; Cairo tablets; Eric Gubel; Kadashman-Enlil



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