Was it Muwattalli II thinking about his Qids campaign or Hattusili III
thinking about potentially having a grandson of his become pharaoh?
Thus we read in a letter from Hittite Great King Hattusili III
of the mid-thirteenth century to his Babylonian counterpart Kadasman-Enlil II:
The writing of Ramses II's name indicates that his vessels date from the period following the wars against the Hittites, which concluded with the treaty between Ramses II and Hattusili III
In a letter to the Babylonian king Kadashman-Enlil, Hattusili III
of Hatti disingenuously claims as regards his own subjects: (5)
Mouton, "L'importance des reves dans l'existence de Hattusili III
," in The Life and Times of Hattusili III
and Tuthaliya IV, ed.
Furthermore, since one of the tokens is "the king of Tarhuntassa," the text must date to the Great Kingship of Hattusili III
243), specifically, according to Starke, from the king of Ahhijawa to his Hittite counterpart, probably Hattusili III
The New Hittite Apology of Hattusili III
ends with a similar admonition, threatening divine punishment:
Elles concernent la maladie de son epouse Gassuliyawiya et le role obscur joue par la reine Tawannanna d'origine babylonienne; Singer se range aux cotes des hittitologues voyant dans Gassuliyawiya l'epouse de Mursili II plutot qu'une fille de Hattusili III
Seeherr, has suggested that perhaps the reason for the relative dearth of material related to Suppiluliuma II at Hattusa (compared to that connected with Hattusili III
and Tudhaliya IV) is that Suppiluliuma may have moved the capital elsewhere, leaving an active, but diminished Hattusa.
The book is tied together by a study of the peacemakers, Hittite Great King Hattusili III
and Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, and their treaty.
However, Hattusili III
for political reasons restored Bentesina to the throne of Amurru, and restored its status, if it had indeed been reduced.