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Summary

XXIII BC peace treaty.

Class:

  • Find
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Nearby

Ebla State Archives

Tablets from Ebla Tell Mardihk date from the introduction of writing to the end of the third millennium B.C.

Ebla, Temple of Resheph

Ebla temple B1

Ebla - Tell Mardikh

Also Elbe. Town was founded in the early Bronze Age ca. 3500 BC.

Ebla, Dead Kings Sanctuary

Ebla, Dead Kings Sanctuary

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Annotation

The State Archives of 2300 BC unearthed by Paolo Matthiae and his team. Among a huge amount of different cuneiform tablets is the earliest known peace treaty between the state-city Ebla and Abarsal an vasal kingdom of Ebla. The form of this treaty rsembles a later popular Hittite treaties - the covenant.

See:

  1. Stephen C. Neff, Justice among Nations, Harvard University Press 2014, p. 14
  2. http://www.ebla.it/escavi__gli_archivi_di_stato.html
  3. Amanda H. Podany, Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East, Oxford University Press 2010, pp.29 ff