The Amarna Letters – Mary Buck and Chris McKinny

Episode Summary: Arguably one of the greatest textual discoveries from the Ancient Near East, the Amarna Letters provide an unparalleled window into the period of international relations in the Late Bronze Age. Co-hosts Chris McKinny and Mary Buck discuss the discovery of these texts, and work through a selection of letters that showcase how great and lesser kings of the period interacted. 

Series: STANE – “Special” Texts of the Ancient Near East. See our Mesha Stele and Introductory episodes in the same series. 

Hosts: Mary Buck and Chris McKinny

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