Inscribed in clay: provenance study of the Amarna tablets and other ancient Near Eastern texts
Yuval Goren, Israel Finkelstein, Nadav Naʼaman, Makhon le-arkheʼologyah ʻa. sh. Sonyah u-Marḳo Nadler
Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 386 pages
Examines letters from the Tell el-Amarna archive in Egypt, written between Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations ca. 1360-1334 B.C. Uses material and chemical analysis for provenance information and historical geography.
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