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The royal archives from Tell Leilan

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Book Specifications
LII, 625, 50 pp.
hardcover, 27 cm
Illustrations: yes
Plates: 154

The royal archives from Tell Leilan

2011  |  PIHANS Volume 117 Old Babylonian Letters and Treaties from the Lower Town Palace East ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-328-7  |  ISSN: 1571-5728

J. Eidem

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.
With Archaeological Introduction by Lauren Ristvet and Harvey Weiss.