The Amarna Age Inscribed Clay Cylinder from Beth-Shean

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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?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalThe Biblical Archaeologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997


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