Plague Prayers of Mursilis II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2018
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The Hittite king Muršiliš II is imploring the gods to end the plague which has infested his country since the time of his father, Arnuwanda II. 13th century BCE (the tablet was originally written in the second half of the 14th century BCE), from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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. (2018, September 01). Plague Prayers of Mursilis II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9178/plague-prayers-of-mursilis-ii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plague Prayers of Mursilis II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9178/plague-prayers-of-mursilis-ii/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plague Prayers of Mursilis II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2018. Web. 05 Dec 2021.

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