What appeared at first to be an ordinary cylinder seal turned out to be a unique letter inscribed on a clay cylinder. Deciphering the short missive produced another surprise: The sender and recipient of the letter, Tagi and Lab˒aya, were two well known figures from fourteenth-century Canaan. About what were these two rebels communicating and why did their singularly small (secretive?) letter end up at the site of Egypt's main garrison?
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The Biblical Archaeologist|
|State||Published - 1997|