Hittite Version of Kadesh Treaty

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 11 September 2019
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This is the Hittite version of the so-called "Kadesh Treaty" (also called the Silver Treaty or the Eternal Treaty). It was an Egyptian-Hittite peace treaty. Only three tablets of this Treaty were found in the Hittite capital, Hattusa, among a large archive in the Royal Palace. The other two tablets are on display at the Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul. The cuneiform inscription on this clay tablet narrates a treaty between the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) and the Hittite king Hattusili III (died 1237 BCE, also written Ḫattušili III or Hattushili III).

Mid-13th century BCE. From Hattusa, in modern-day Turkey. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 11). Hittite Version of Kadesh Treaty. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11159/hittite-version-of-kadesh-treaty/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Hittite Version of Kadesh Treaty." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 11, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11159/hittite-version-of-kadesh-treaty/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Hittite Version of Kadesh Treaty." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Sep 2019. Web. 30 Nov 2021.