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The Tell Hazin is located in present-day Lebanon, in the Bekaa Valley, nine kilometers southwest of Baalbek. Excavations were carried out from 1949 to 1950 by Maurice Chehab. They show that the site was inhabited since the Bronze Age to the Byzantine period.

You should know that this tell, near the village of the same name, is still privately owned.

A hieroglyphic inscription mentioning a king name Khaneferre "beloved by Re- Horakhty", a statue fragment of Djefaihapi having lived under Sesostris I, and a statue of Sobekhotep IV of the 13th dynasty, show relations with Egypt during the first half of the second millennium.

Djefaihapi is known as a governor of Assiut. Inscriptions from his tomb shows ten agreements regulating its funerary cult in the necropolis of Assiut.

Curiously, the Egyptian discoveries have been considered out of context and not documented vis-à-vis archaeological layers.

The tell was admitted as the city name "Hasi", mentioned in a list of Thutmose III and in the Amarna letters. The phonetic proximity of the names justifies this.

EA185 and EA186 are two tablets of the same text issued by Mayarzana, the man of Hasi, describing conflicts with the Apiru. They would have found support from Amanhatpe, man of Tusultu. They would have captured the towns of Mahzibtu, Gilunu, Magdalu and Uste before attacking the city of Hasi.

The letter EA175 is written by Ildayyi, the man of Hasi, which states "we are in Amqu, the cities of the king", probably to refresh the memory of the Pharaoh who was not often receive letters of this city. This is a request for archers to defend the region against Etakkama, the man of Kadesh, helped by the Hittites. The city is then described completely destroyed.

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My notes of veracity :

Tell Hazin was the city designated "Hasi" in Akkadian: 4/5

Tag(s) : #Region:Levant, #Kingdom : Amqu

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