People - Ancient Near East: Puduhepa
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Puduhepa in Wikipedia
Puduhepa (Hittite: Pudu-Ḫepa, or Pudu-Kheba) - Hittite queen and Tawanannas married to King Hattusili III. She has been referred to as "one of the most influential women known from the Ancient Near East." She played an important role in diplomacy with Egypt and was a co-signatory in the Ulmi-Teshub treaty. After her husband's death she was involved in judicial matters to the point of intervening in legal cases. She was also a priestess who worked on organizing and rationalizing her people's religion.
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