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This statue depicts Idrimi, King of Alalakh in the 15th century BCE. Sir Leonard Woolley discovered the statue in a temple in 1939 CE. The statue had been buried in a pit, following Alalakh’s destruction around 1200 BCE. The statue is inscribed with a vivid account of Idrimi’s life and achievements, including the events that caused him to flee Syria, and the circumstances that led to his spectacular return. The inscription is recognised as one of the most important cuneiform texts ever found.
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Fraser, T. F. w. D. J. (2016, August 24). Statue of Idrimi, King of Alalakh. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/6/statue-of-idrimi-king-of-alalakh/
Fraser, Tom Flynn with Dr James. "Statue of Idrimi, King of Alalakh." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/6/statue-of-idrimi-king-of-alalakh/.
Fraser, Tom Flynn with Dr James. "Statue of Idrimi, King of Alalakh." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2016. Web. 02 Aug 2021.