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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Treaty of Kadesh...

The Museum of the Ancient Orient within the Istanbul Archaeological Museum contains a remarkable piece of history - the Treaty of Kadesh:

The Treaty of Kadesh is the world's earliest surviving peace treaty, agreed between the Egyptians and the Hittites in 1269 BC:

Among its clauses are provisions for the return of political refugees!

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