Amarna Letter Tablet from Tushratta

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Priscila Scoville
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published on 31 August 2015
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Cuneiform tablet inscribed with a letter from Tushratta, king of Mitanni, to Amenhotep III of Egypt. It was found in Tell el-Amarna and dates from c. 1350 BC, when the city was known as Akhetaten. In this letter, the kings were negotiating a diplomatic mariage between Amenhotep III and a Mitanian princess. Tushratta asks for much gold as a bride-price. (The British Museum, London)

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Priscila Scoville
BA, MA and PhD candidate in History. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I currently study Ancient Egypt and its relations with the Near East in time of Akhenaten.

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APA Style

Scoville, P. (2015, August 31). Amarna Letter Tablet from Tushratta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4044/amarna-letter-tablet-from-tushratta/

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Scoville, Priscila. "Amarna Letter Tablet from Tushratta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 31, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4044/amarna-letter-tablet-from-tushratta/.

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Scoville, Priscila. "Amarna Letter Tablet from Tushratta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Aug 2015. Web. 30 Nov 2021.

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