LETTERS OF THE PEACE
10. Kings of the Khatti.
An early letter to Amenhotep III. cannot
be regularly translated, as it is in an unknown
language, but a few names can be trans-
literated and may lead to some results.
From the personal name it would seem that
the sender was a Hittite king, the word
Tarkhun being well known in the name
of the king Tarqu-dimme of the silver
boss, the same name as the king Tarkon-
demos of Greek times. From the letter
can be gleaned the following :—
(i) TARKHUNDARAUSH to NIMUTRIYA.
(Amenhotep III.) T. sends Irshappa for
a daughter of N.; and sends a shuka of
gold, and will send a chariot, &c. Prince
of the Khatti on the mountains of Igaid
sends a shuka weighing 20 manehs, 3 kak
of ivory, 3 kak of pirkar, 3 kak of khuzzi,
8 kak of kusittiu, 100 kak of lead, 5
kukupu stones, 10 thrones of usu wood,
2 usu trees. (S.B.A. xi. 336.)