The Tablet of the Apology of Hattusilis III from Hattusa

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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This clay tablet starts with "...But when my father Mursilis (Muršiliš) became a god, and my brother Muwatallis (Mwuatalliš) sat upon the throne of his father, I became a general in the presence of my brother, and then my brother appointed me to the office of the chief of the MEŠEDI, and gave me the Upper Country to rule. Then I governed the Upper Country. Before me, however, Arma-datta, son of Zidaš had been ruling it".
13th century BCE, from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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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