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year: 2011
isbn: 9789062583287
pages: LII-625 p. + CD
The Royal Archives from Tell Leilan
Old Babylonian Letters and Treaties from the Lower Town Palace East

This volume presents the royal letters and treaties excavated in 1987 at Tell Leilan (Syria) by archaeologists from Yale University. The ca. 200 letters and a handful of political treaties, all written in cuneiform on clay tablets fomed part of the archives of kings Mutija and Till-Abnû, who ruled at Tell Leilan, ancient Shehna/Shubat-Enlil, ca. 1750-40 BC. Comprehensive introductory sections review the evidence in its archaeological and historical contexts, and are followed by the complete scholarly edition of the texts. Facsimile drawings and photos of the original tablets are presented both in print and on cd-rom. NINO is proud to publish this important work in cooperation with the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of the Syrian Arab Republic.