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Title: On Two Tablets from Kamid el-Loz
Author(s): NA'AMAN, Nadav
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 42    Date: 2005   
Pages: 312-317
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.42.0.2004456

Abstract :
The article discusses two broken tablets from the Egyptian centre of Kumidi. Tablet KL 78:200 is a school text in which the signs are listed in a non-regular order. Eight letters dispatched to Kumidi have been discovered so far indicating that professional scribes capable of reading and writing in Akkadian lived there. Tablet KL 78:200 shows that Akkadian was not only written, but also learned in the place. The second fragmentary tablet was probably sent by Aziru of Amurru to the governor of Kumidi demonstrating the city’s central role in the Egyptian system of government after Aziru has conquered the Egyptian centres of Ṣumur and Ullasa in the late Amarna period.

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