Amarna tablets: Letter from Burnaburiash, king of Babylon, to Amenhotep IV
Letter from Burnaburiash to Akhenaten
(Source: British Museum)
Letter by Burnaburiash, king of Karduniash
EA 9To Naphkhururia , king of Egypt, thus speaks Burnaburiash, king of Karduniash , your brother: I am well. May the well-being reign over you, your house, your women, your children, your land, your great ones, your horses, your chariots.
When my father and your father had dealings in good friendship, they sent each other beautiful presents,
and nothing they refused. Now, my brother has sent me only two mines  of gold.
But this is a very small amount: send, then, as much as your father did!
And if you have little (gold), send half of what your father sent!
Why have you sent me only two mines of gold? My work in the houses of the Gods
is abundant, and now I have begun an undertaking: Send much gold!
And you, whatever do you need from my land, write and it will be sent to you.
 Naphkhururia: Akhenaten Nefer-khepru-re
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