A Babylonian Princess and the Pharaoh: #InternationalWomensDay special

she was able to raise her voice and act, despite coming from a background that would not normally allow for such actions.

It's worth noting that there are hundreds of surviving letters written to and from royal women in the ancient Near East, whereas the number of such texts for Egyptian royal women can be counted on one hand. (For all her supposed political importance, Nefertiti is not even mentioned in the Amarna letters!)

This is no doubt partly due to the uneven preservation of textual evidence – papyri do not survive nearly as well as clay tablets, even in the dry tombs of Upper Egypt – but nonetheless indicates that writing letters like this was not uncommon for queens and princesses in the ancient Near East.

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