Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Yapahu of Gezer to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), including a request for help against marauders named as Hapiru (the Biblical Hebrews), a group known in the Near East since the early 2nd millennium BC as raiders, mercenaries and labourers, and later as simply dispossessed and homeless people; 4+4 columns?; 26 lines; complete.  Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Yidya of Askalon to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten); 4+2?; 22 lines; obverse divided into 3 sections, writing clear; part of the reverse blank; the clay of which the tablet is composed has pieces of flint in it; complete.  Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Labayu of Shechem to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten); 5+3?; 29 lines; the writing is written between lines; nearly complete.

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Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Yapahu of Gezer to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), including a request for help against marauders named as Hapiru (the Biblical Hebrews), a group known in the Near East since the early 2nd millennium BC as raiders, mercenaries and labourers, and later as simply dispossessed and homeless people; 4+4 columns?; 26 lines; complete. Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Yidya of Askalon to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten); 4+2?; 22 lines; obverse divided into 3 sections, writing clear; part of the reverse blank; the clay of which the tablet is composed has pieces of flint in it; complete. Clay tablet inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform; letter from the ruler Labayu of Shechem to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III or Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten); 5+3?; 29 lines; the writing is written between lines; nearly complete.

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