Amarna tablets: Letter from Tushratta, king of Mitanni, to Amenhotep III
A Letter from Tushratta to the King of EgyptEA 17
To Nibmuaria , King of Egypt, my brother, say: Thus says Tushratta, King of Mitanni , your brother. It is well with me. May it be well with you; with Kelu-Heba , my sister, may it be well; with your household, your wives, your sons, your nobles, your warriors, your horses, your chariots, and throughout your land may it be very well.
When I sat upon my father's throne , I was still young, and Tuhi did evil to my land,
and he killed his lord. And, therefore, he did not treat me well, nor the one who was on friendly terms with me. I, however, especially because of those evils, which were perpetrated on my land, made no delay; but the murderers of Artashumara, my brother , along with all that they had, I killed.
 Nibmuaria (or Nimmuaria): Amenhotep III Nebmaatre
 Mitanni: Hurrian kingdom in what would be northern Syria today
 Shuttarna had married his daughter Kelu-Heba to Amenhotep III, Tushratta did later likewise by marrying his daughter Tadu-Heba to Amenhotep. After Amenhotep III's demise she married Akhenaten.
 Father's throne: After the death of Shuttarna II his eldest son Artassumara accessed to the throne but was toppled in a coup d'état and Tushratta was enthroned.
 Artashumara, it is unknown whether he was a brother of Tushratta or a brother king.
 Teshub, Hurrian storm-god
 sukkal, an official.
Source of this text: http://www.stolaf.edu/people/kchanson/amarna17.html, accessed in June 2002, unavailable since January 2003 at least.
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