- Nov 2016
I see. Krauss and Hornung assume the reading ´2´, Murnane and Kühne the reading ´12´. This author favors ´2´:So that, what you really see is ...
//// two Month one winter day ///
The hieratic dockets on the cuneiform tablets from Amarna
Further evidence of processing of the tablets is evident in the docket of EA 27, which reads:
[Year] 2, month 1 of Peret, day [...]. One was in the Southern City in the villa (bxn) of Haemakhet. Copy (mitt) of the Naharin letter which the messenger Pertja and the messenger [...] brought.
The existence of the docket demonstrates that the receipt of letters by the royal administration
was occasionally recorded, presumably primarily when the king himself was not present at
The date of Shuppiluliuma's Great Syrian campaign within the reign of Akhenaten can be approximately fixed bymeans of the Amarna Letters written by Tushratta of Mitanni.EA 27, in particular, bears a hieratic docket, the date of which is most probably to be read "[regnal year] 12, I Prt 5(or 6)".