Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty

(1259 BCE)

Document Text

Hittite Version

§1. [The treaty which] Ramses, [Beloved] of Amon, Great King, King [of Egypt, Hero, concluded] on [a tablet of silver] with Hattusili, [Great King], King of Hatti, his brother, in order to establish [great] peace and great [brotherhood] between them forever.

§2. Thus says Ramses, Beloved of Amon, Great King, King of Egypt, Hero of All Lands; son of Minmuarea (Seti I), Great King, King of Egypt, Hero: grandson of Minpahtarea (Ramses I). Great King, King of Egypt, Hero: to Hattusili, Great King, King of Hatti, Hero: son of Mursili, Great King, King of Hatti, Hero: grandson of Suppiluliuma, Great King, King of Hatti, Hero:

§3. I have now established good brotherhood and good peace between us forever, in order likewise to establish good peace and good brotherhood in [the relations] of Egypt with Hatti forever. As far as the relations of the Great King, King of Egypt, [and] the Great King, King of Hatti, are concerned, from the beginning of time and forever [by...

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